UN Documents for Protection of Civilians: Security Council Resolutions

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27 April 2021 S/RES/2573 The Council unanimously condemned attacks on civilian infrastructure in conflict.
20 June 2019 S/RES/2475 The Council unanimously adopted this resolution on protection of persons with disabilities in conflict.
11 June 2019 S/RES/2474 This was a resolution on persons reported missing during armed conflict.
24 May 2018 S/RES/2417 This was a resolution on the link between armed conflict and food insecurity. It strongly condemned the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, as well as the unlawful denial of humanitarian access.
3 May 2016 S/RES/2286 This condemned attacks on health care workers and facilities in armed conflict.
27 May 2015 S/RES/2222 This was a resolution on the protection of journalists that focused on the need to combat impunity for attacks against journalists, enhance reporting on violence against journalists and improve international coordination to strengthen the protection of journalists.
29 August 2014 S/RES/2175 This resolution condemned violence and intimidation against those involved in humanitarian operations.
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.
11 November 2009 S/RES/1894 This resolution focused on compliance with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law as well as relevant Council decisions, humanitarian access and UN peacekeeping.
23 December 2006 S/RES/1738 This resolution condemned intentional attacks against journalists, media professionals and associated personnel, and requested that the Secretary-General include as a sub-item in his next reports on the protection of civilians in armed conflict the issue of the safety and security of journalists, media professionals and associated personnel.
28 April 2006 S/RES/1674 This resolution was on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, expressed grave concern at the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons, and the use of such weapons on civilians affected by armed conflict. The Council emphasised the need to end impunity and drew attention to the range of justice mechanisms to be considered, including national, international and mixed criminal courts and tribunals.
26 August 2003 S/RES/1502 This resolution condemned all violence against humanitarian and UN and associated personnel, recalled obligations to protect such personnel under international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law, and called for unimpeded humanitarian access.
19 April 2000 S/RES/1296 This was on "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict and " the Council emphasised the importance of incorporating DDR in peace agreements.
17 September 1999 S/RES/1265 This was the Council's first thematic resolution on protection of civilians in armed conflict, condemning targeting of civilians, calling for respect for international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law and expressing willingness to take measures to ensure compliance and to consider how peacekeeping mandates might better address the negative impact of conflict on civilians.
19 November 1998 S/RES/1208 The Council affirmed the primary responsibility of States hosting refugees to ensure the security and civilian and humanitarian character of refugee camps and settlements in accordance with international refugee, human rights.