UN Documents for Protection of Civilians

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
24 May 2018 S/RES/2417 This was a resolution on the link between armed conflict and food insecurity. It strongly condemned the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, as well as the unlawful denial of humanitarian access.
3 May 2016 S/RES/2286 This condemned attacks on health care workers and facilities in armed conflict.
27 May 2015 S/RES/2222 This was a resolution on the protection of journalists that focused on the need to combat impunity for attacks against journalists, enhance reporting on violence against journalists and improve international coordination to strengthen the protection of journalists.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
31 December 2015 S/PRST/2015/26 This underscored the importance of sustained cooperation among the Council, the Secretariat, and troop- and police-contributing countries on peacekeeping.
16 December 2015 S/PRST/2015/25 This was a presidential statement on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict, with a particular focus on ISIS and the impact on women and children.
25 November 2015 S/PRST/2015/23 This was a presidential statement on the protection of civilians.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
14 May 2018 S/2018/462 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on protection of civilians in armed conflict.
10 May 2017 S/2017/414 This was the Secretary-General's report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
13 May 2016 S/2016/447 This was the 12th report on the protection of civilians.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
18 August 2016 S/2016/722 This letter transmitted the Secretary-General’s recommendations on the protection of health care in armed conflict.
27 May 2016 S/2016/503 This was a concept note circulated by France ahead of the open debate on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.
6 January 2016 S/2016/22 This was a concept paper circulated by Uruguay for the open debate on the protection of civilians.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
21 September 2018 S/PV.8359 The Council adopted a presidential statement on the protection of civilians in which it recognised the contribution of the updated Aide Memoire, which was attached as an annex to the statement
24 May 2018 S/PV.8267 This was the meeting at which the Council adopted resolution 2417 on the link between armed conflict and food insecurity.
22 May 2018 S/PV.8264 This was the ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
30 May 2014 SC/11934 This was on the death of a French journalist.
22 February 2011 SC/10180 The Council condemned the use of force against civilians, called on Libya to meet its responsibility to protect civilians and stressed accountability.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
2 February 2016 A/70/709 This was the Secretary-General's report for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.
21 September 2015 A/70/383 This was the report of the Secretary-General on the "Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of UN personnel.
27 September 2013 A/68/489 This was a report of the Secretary-General, requested by A/RES/67/85, which reported on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and the protection of UN personnel.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
27 September 2012 A/HRC/RES/21/12 This was a resolution on the safety of journalists.
Selected Other Documents View All
31 March 2011 Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka This was a report of the panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka.