UN Documents for Conflict Prevention and Mediation: Security Council Resolutions

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27 April 2016 S/RES/2282 This was a concurrent resolution with the General Assembly on the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture.
21 August 2014 S/RES/2171 This resolution requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Council on actions taken to “promote and strengthen conflict prevention tools within the United Nations system” by 31 August 2015.
16 April 2014 S/RES/2150 This was a resolution calling on all states to prevent and fight against genocide, and other serious crimes under international law, reaffirming the principle of responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and underscoring the importance of taking into account lessons learned from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed.
16 April 2008 S/RES/1809 This resolution encouraged increased engagement between the AU and the UN and called on the UN Secretariat to develop a list of needed capacities and recommendations on ways that the AU could further develop its military, technical, logistic and administrative capabilities.
27 January 2006 S/RES/1653 This resolution addressed conflict prevention and peaceful resolution of disputes in the Great Lakes region, requested the civilian protection in the Great Lakes report, welcomed the establishment of the PBC and underlined its potential importance for the Council's work in the region.
17 October 2005 S/RES/1631 This resolution addressed the issue of cooperation between the UN and regional organisations and stressed the role of regional organisations in addressing the issue of small arms.
14 September 2005 S/RES/1625 This was a declaration on the effectiveness of the Security Council's role in conflict prevention, reaffirming the need to adopt a broad strategy to conflict prevention, which addresses the root causes of armed conflict in a comprehensive manner, including by promoting sustainable development.
30 August 2001 S/RES/1366 This resolution addressed the issue of DDR in UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding mandates and stated that preventing armed conflict was a major part of the Council's work.
13 November 2000 S/RES/1327 This resolution emphasised the importance of the Secretary-General in conflict prevention and reaffirmed the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution and peacebuilding. The Council also agreed to strengthen the system of consultations with TCCs through the holding of private meetings with them and stated a possibility to consider using the Military Staff Committee as one of the means of enhancing UN peacekeeping capacity.
7 September 2000 S/RES/1318 This was the adoption of the Millennium Summit declaration on ensuring an effective role for the Council in maintaining peace and security, especially in Africa.
19 November 1998 S/RES/1209 This recognised the threat of illicit flow of arms to and in Africa to international peace and security.
18 September 1998 S/RES/1197 This resolution concerned the strengthening of coordination between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in conflict prevention and the maintenance of peace.
16 September 1998 S/RES/1196 This resolution urged members, relevant UN bodies and agencies and other international agencies to facilitate implementation of arms embargoes.
28 May 1998 S/RES/1170 This resolution established an ad hoc working group for six months to review recommendations in the Secretary-General's 13 April 1998 report on conflict, prepare a framework for their implementation and make proposals for concrete action for the Council.