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
5 October 2022 S/2022/740 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on women, peace and security.
29 March 2022 S/2022/272 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on conflict-related sexual violence.
27 September 2021 S/2021/827 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on women, peace and security.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
26 October 2022 S/2022/816 This was the summary of the IEG’s 26 August meeting on the Central African Republic.
26 October 2022 S/2022/815 This was the summary of the IEG’s 10 October meeting on Iraq.
13 October 2022 S/2022/756 This was the summary report of a consultation with civil society on women human rights defenders in conflict.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
20 October 2022 S/PV.9158 This was the annual open debate on WPS.
15 June 2022 S/PV.9064 This was an open debate on the role of regional organisations in implementing the women, peace and security agenda in contexts of political turmoil and seizures of power by force.
13 April 2022 S/PV.9016 This was the annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence.
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
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).