UN Documents for Women, Peace and Security

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
29 October 2019 S/RES/2493 This resolution reiterated the need for the full implementation of the WPS agenda.
23 April 2019 S/RES/2467 This resolution recognised the need for a survivor-centred approach to preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. This resolution passed with 13 votes in favour and two abstentions (China and Russia).
20 December 2016 S/RES/2331 This was the first-ever resolution on human trafficking, which condemned the phenomenon and stressed how human trafficking can exacerbate conflict and foster insecurity.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
15 June 2016 S/PRST/2016/9 This was a presidential statement on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa.
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.
28 October 2014 S/PRST/2014/21 This was a presidential statement that addressed the particular needs of displaced women, highlighted the impact of violent extremism on women and welcomed the Secretary-General's commissioning of a global study.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
28 September 2023 S/2023/725 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on women, peace and security.
22 June 2023 S/2023/413 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
5 October 2022 S/2022/740 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on women, peace and security.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
6 December 2023 S/2023/964 This was the summary of the IEG’s 6 November meeting on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3 October 2023 S/2023/733 This was the concept note for the annual open debate on women, peace and security.
27 September 2023 S/2023/721 This was the summary of the IEG’s 21 August meeting on Colombia.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
25 October 2023 S/PV.9452 This was the annual open debate on WPS.
14 July 2023 S/PV.9378 This was the annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence.
7 March 2023 S/PV.9276 This was an open debate entitled “Women and peace and security: towards the twenty-fifth anniversary of resolution 1325 (2000)”.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
28 August 2015 SC/12030 Condemned the use of sexual violence committed, including as a method or tactic of warfare, in Syria and Iraq.
18 August 2015 SC/12010 This was a press statement, expressing outrage at allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by MINUSCA peacekeepers in the CAR and welcoming the commitment of the Secretary-General to strictly enforce his zero-tolerance policy.
13 May 2015 SC/11891 This was a press release on Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura's briefing to members of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
21 September 2023 A/78/131 This was a report by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. The report focused on the situation of women human rights defenders working in conflict, post-conflict and crisis-affected settings.
17 March 2023 A/75/235 This was a report of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
16 February 2016 A/70/729 This was a report of the Secretary-General on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
Selected Other Documents View All
30 October 2020 S/2020/1054 This was a draft resolution initiated by Russia, which failed to garner the needed amount of votes to pass.
11 March 2016 S/2016/239 This was the Egyptian amendment to the draft resolution addressing sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations.
30 June 2010 S/2010/288 This was the report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (13 to 16 May 2010).