UN Documents for Protection of Civilians: Security Council Presidential Statements

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12 February 2010 S/PRST/2010/2 This was a statement on transition and exit strategies for UN peacekeeping operations that recalled the importance of protection of civilians throughout the life cycle of such operations and other relevant missions in line with resolution 1894.
14 January 2009 S/PRST/2009/1 This was on protection of civilians, included language considering the protection of the civilian population through control of, and reduction in the availability of, illicit small arms and light weapons.
27 May 2008 S/PRST/2008/18 This presidential statement reaffirmed previous decisions on protection of civilians and requested a report from the Secretary-General by May 2009.
25 January 2006 S/PRST/2006/4 This presidential statement deplored LRA's insurgency in the North of Uganda which has caused the death, abduction and displacement of thousands of innocent civilians in Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
12 July 2005 S/PRST/2005/30 This was on the role of the Council in a Humanitarian Crisis. This statement reiterated the Council’s concern about insecurity along the borders between the Sudan, Chad and the CAR and its impact on civilians and humanitarian operations and expressed its readiness to authorise the deployment of a multidimensional presence in Chad and the CAR. It also stressed the importance of justice and the rule of law in post conflict situations and the need for the end of impunity as a part of peace agreements.
21 June 2005 S/PRST/2005/25 This statement expressed concern about limited progress on the ground to protect civilians, stressed in particular the need to provide physical protection for vulnerable groups, and invited the Secretary-General to address challenges related to peacekeeping.
14 December 2004 S/PRST/2004/46 This statement reaffirmed the Council's commitment to protection of civilians.
15 August 2004 S/PRST/2004/30 The Council encouraged all States to redouble their efforts in order to provide security for the civilian populations on their territory, including for the foreigners to whom they grant refuge.
14 July 2004 S/PRST/2004/24 This statement reiterated its firm support for the Somali national reconciliation process and the ongoing Somali National Reconciliation Conference in Kenya and expressed its serious concern regarding the humanitarian situation.
22 June 2004 S/PRST/2004/21 The Council reiterated its grave concern at the continued violence and instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and at reports of threats to the peace and transition process and condemned the deaths of innocent civilians.
7 June 2004 S/PRST/2004/19 The Council condemned atrocities and human right violations which occured.
25 February 2004 S/PRST/2004/3 This statement welcomed the signing, on 29 January 2004, of the Declaration on the Harmonization of the Various Issues by the Somali Delegates at the Somali Consultative Meetings and expressed concern regarding the humanitarian situation.
15 December 2003 S/PRST/2003/27 This statement contained an updated aide-mémoire .
20 December 2002 S/PRST/2002/41 This statement underscored the importance of the aide-mémoire , expressed the Council's willingness to update it annually, and also addressed in particular issues related to humanitarian access, refugees and internally displaced persons and gender-based violence.
24 May 2002 S/PRST/2002/17 The Council strongly condemned the killings, in particular of civilians, that recently took place in Kisagnani.