UN Documents for Women, Peace and Security

Selected Security Council Resolutions 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.
29 October 2019 S/RES/2493 This was a unanimous resolution, which requested further information on the progress and setbacks in the WPS agenda as well as recommendations to address new and emerging challenges.
23 April 2019 S/RES/2467 This was a resolution on sexual violence in conflict, passed with 13 votes in favour and two abstentions (China and Russia).
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
30 March 2021 S/2021/312 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
25 September 2020 S/2020/946 This was the annual report on women, peace and security.
3 June 2020 S/2020/487 This was the annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
21 September 2021 S/2021/770 This was the summary of the IEG’s 19 August meeting on Afghanistan.
17 August 2021 S/2021/668 This was the summary of the IEG’s 30 June meeting on Somalia. 
2 July 2021 S/2021/625 This was the summary of the IEG’s 25 May meeting on Lebanon.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
4 November 2019 S/PV.8657 This was a briefing on a UN-AU joint solidarity mission with a focus on women, peace and security.
4 November 2019 S/PV.8649 (Resumption 2) The Council resumed and concluded its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The debate, which started on 29 October, had had to be suspended due to UN austerity measures.
29 October 2019 S/PV.8649 (Resumption 1) This was the second part of the annual open debate on women, peace and security.
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.