UN Documents for Protection of Civilians

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
27 April 2021 S/RES/2573 The Council unanimously condemned attacks on civilian infrastructure in conflict.
20 June 2019 S/RES/2475 The Council unanimously adopted this resolution on protection of persons with disabilities in conflict.
11 June 2019 S/RES/2474 This was a resolution on persons reported missing during armed conflict.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
3 August 2023 S/PRST/2023/4 This presidential statement on conflict and hunger included highlighting the role of regional and subregional organisations in preventing famine and conflict-induced food insecurity and malnutrition.
29 April 2020 S/PRST/2020/6 This was a presidential statement on conflict-induced hunger following up on measures laid out in resolution 2417, with an additional element on early warning systems.
20 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/8 This was a presidential statement reaffirming the fundamental importance of the four 1949 Geneva Conventions for the protection of those affected by armed conflict.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
14 May 2024 S/2024/385 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
12 May 2023 S/2023/345 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
10 May 2022 S/2022/381 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on protection of civilians in armed conflict.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
2 May 2024 S/2024/359 This was a letter from the Permanent Representative of Mozambique addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the concept note for the Security Council open debate on "Protection of civilians in armed conflict: 25th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1265 (1999)".
26 July 2023 S/2023/560 This was the concept note for the US-organized open debate on famine and conflict-induced global food insecurity, held on 3 August 2023.
1 May 2023 S/2023/307 This was a letter dated 1 May 2023 from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the concept note for the Security Council's high-level open debate on the theme of “Ensuring the security and dignity of civilians in conflict: addressing food insecurity and protecting essential services”.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
27 February 2024 S/PV.9560 This was a briefing on food insecurity in Gaza held under the "Protection of Civilians" agenda item to discuss the OCHA white note, dated 22 February, on food security risks in the Gaza Strip.
3 August 2023 S/PV.9392 This was a ministerial-level open debate on famine and conflict-induced global food insecurity.
23 May 2023 S/PV.9327 This was the meeting record from the first half of the Council's annual open debate on the protection of civilians.
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
13 May 2019 A/73/L.85 A General Assembly resolution, which established "International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief"
28 September 2018 A/73/292 This was the report of the Secretary-General titled Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of UN personnel.
2 February 2016 A/70/709 This was the Secretary-General's report for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.
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
22 March 2023 Arria-formula Meeting Concept Note: Protection of Civilians This was an Arria-formula meeting convened by Mozambique and Switzerland on 22 March 2023, titled: "Protection of civilians: Achieving a better protection of water-related essential services and infrastructure for the civilian population during armed conflicts”.
1 May 2019 Building a Culture of Protection: 20 Years of Security Council Engagement on the Protection of Civilians A publication from OCHA summarising the protection of civilians file since 1999.  
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.