UN Documents for Protection of Civilians

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
11 June 2019 S/RES/2474 This was a resolution on persons reported missing during armed conflict.
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.
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
7 May 2019 S/2019/373 This was the Secretary-General’s annual report on protection of civilians, which included a section on “missing persons”.
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.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
1 February 2019 S/2019/106 This was a letter from Germany to the president of the Security Council transmitting the fifth issue of the report entitled Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations: A Joint FAO/WFP. Update for the United Nations Security Council
14 January 2019 S/2019/48 This was the outcome document of the Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on raising the effectiveness of atrocity crimes prevention: the role of the Security Council and its members, held on 10 December 2018.
18 August 2016 S/2016/722 This letter transmitted the Secretary-General’s recommendations on the protection of health care in armed conflict.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
20 June 2019 S/PV.8556 The Council unanimously adopted resolution 2475, co-authored by Poland and the UK, which focused on protection of persons with disabilities 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/PV.8543 The Council unanimously adopted standalone resolution 2474 on persons reported missing during 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
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.
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.
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.