Women, Peace and Security

  • This is Security Council Report’s fifth research report dedicated to tracking the UN Security Council’s performance in integrating women, peace and security into its deliberations and outcomes.

  • 19 December 2016

    Open Debate and Resolution on Human Trafficking

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council will convene for a ministerial-level open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, organised by Spain. The meeting will be chaired by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Executive Director...

  • On Monday (5 December), Uruguay is organising an Arria-formula meeting on “Synergies between Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)”. The meeting will be open...

  • December 2016

    Human Trafficking

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, Yury Fedotov, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, will present the Secretary-General’s report on human trafficking to the Security Council. In addition, Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura may participate, along with a trafficking victim. It is expected that a resolution will be adopted seeking to enhance international efforts to counter human trafficking.

  • October 2016

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In late October, the Security Council will hold its annual debate on women, peace and security and the implementation of resolution 1325. The Executive Director of UN Women and two civil society representatives are expected to brief. The Secretary-General may also participate, though this was not confirmed at press time.

  • This morning (15 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on women, peace and security which follows up the 28 March open debate on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa, an...

  • June 2016

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In early June, the Secretary-General and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief the Council on the annual report on conflict-related sexual violence. At press time, no outcome was planned.

  • Tomorrow (18 May), the Security Council expects to discuss key cross-cutting operational issues in UN peacekeeping during a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and four force commanders: Lieutenant General Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi (South Africa) of the UN...

  • On Monday (28 March), at the initiative of Angola, the Security Council will hold an open debate on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa. Angola circulated a concept note on 7 March in preparation for...

  • Tomorrow (10 March), the Secretary-General will brief the Security Council on his annual report to the General Assembly on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (A/70/729). The US circulated a draft resolution late last week supporting many...

  • On Wednesday (16 December), the US has organised a briefing on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief along with Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

  • On Tuesday (13 October), Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain, will preside over the annual debate on women, peace and security. The Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will brief. Two civil society representatives will also...

  • October 2015

    Women, Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    On 13 October, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain, which has the presidency of the Security Council for the month, will preside over the annual debate on women, peace and security. The Secretary-General, the Executive Director of UN Women and two civil society representatives are expected to brief. A resolution is a possible outcome.

  • On Tuesday afternoon (9 September), the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold an open briefing for member states on the role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaité (Lithuania), who chairs the 1373 Committee, will preside. Assistant...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (25 August), Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief Security Council members in consultations on her 16 – 29 April visit to the Middle East . Bangura visited Iraq and Syria as well as...