UN Documents for Women, Peace and Security

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
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).
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
3 June 2020 S/2020/487 This was the annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
9 October 2019 S/2019/800 This was the latest annual report on women, peace and security.
29 March 2019 S/2019/280 This was the latest annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
9 July 2020 S/2020/665 This letter transmitted the details for the high-level open debate on “Conflict-related sexual violence: turning commitments into compliance”.
8 October 2019 S/2019/801 A concept note circulated by South Africa for the open debate, suggesting members focus on a number of themes including how well the four pillars of the women, peace and security agenda (participation, protection, prevention, relief and recovery) have been implemented; what new actions the Council should adopt to further the agenda; how well the national and regional strategies on the agenda have been implemented; how stakeholders can ensure the inclusion of women in peace processes; what activities stakeholders should undertake towards next year’s 20th anniversary of resolution 1325; and what objective that commemoration should have.
27 March 2019 S/2019/275 This was a letter from the Secretary-General to the president of the Security Council, informing the Security Council of his uniformed gender parity strategy 2018-2028, in line with resolution 2242.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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 This was the Security Council’s annual open debate on women, peace and security where resolution 2493 was unanimously adopted.
23 April 2019 S/PV.8514 This was a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict chaired by Germany, Council president for the month of April.
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.