UN Documents for Women, Peace and Security

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
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.
11 March 2016 S/RES/2272 This was a resolution addressing sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations, with Egypt abstaining.
13 October 2015 S/RES/2242 The was a resolution that addressed women’s roles in countering violent extremism and terrorism, improving the Council’s own working methods in relation to women, peace and security and taking up gender recommendations made by the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations and the Global Study.
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
23 March 2018 S/2018/250 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
15 February 2018 A/72/751 This was the Secretary-General's report on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.
16 October 2017 S/2017/861 This was the annual report on women and peace and security.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
20 March 2019 S/2019/253 This was a summary of the 4 March 2019 meeting of the Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security.
7 February 2019 S/2019/136 This was a letter from Germany, Peru, and the UK transmitting the summary of the 24 January Arria-formula meeting on “What’s next for women and peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa: the potential of national action plans”.
10 January 2019 S/2019/39 This was the concept note for an Arria-formula meeting on the theme of “What’s next for women and peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa: the potential of national action plans”.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
10 July 2018 S/PV.8306 This was a briefing on "Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel Region", chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.
16 April 2018 S/PV.8234 This was an open debate on the Secretary-General's annual report on conflict-related sexual violence, which focused on "preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice".
27 October 2017 S/PV.8079 This was the annual open debate on Women, Peace and Security with briefings by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Francophonie Michaëlle Jean; and Charo Mina Rojas, a civil society representative from Colombia.
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
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.
21 July 2010 A/RES/64/289 This was the General Assembly resolution that established UN Women.
2 October 2009 A/RES/63/311 This was on system-wide UN coherence containing a decision to establish a new gender entity combining four existing UN entities into one—UN Women.
Selected Other Documents View All
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).
9 October 2003 ST/SGB/2003/13 This was the Secretary-General's Bulletin containing definitions of sexual exploitation and abuse, classifying such acts as serious misconduct for all UN staff, including UN agencies, and stressing that these rules should also apply to entities and individuals working in cooperative arrangements with the UN.