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Summary of S.C Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
June 16, 2010
On April 17th, the UN Security Council held a daylong debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Analysis provided by Julie Choi
“Sexual violence is not just a UN issue, but requires the leadership, national ownership and responsibility of States.” - Rwandan Mission to the United Nations
On Wednesday September 19th 2012, the Security Council held an open debate on Children in Armed Conflict (CAAC). The main focus was the Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict (S/2012/261). The council adopted Resolution 2068 on CAAC, which addressed the issue of persistent perpetrators and the need to end impunity through the use of national and international justice mechanisms.
By Stephanie Bloom, PeaceWomen
PeaceWomen's Debate Watch tracks, compiles and analyzes women and gender language in statements made during the Security Council's debate to facilitate opportunities for advocacy and accountability.
Protection of Civilians in Conflict, 9 November
In 2011 PeaceWomen monitored 11 Thematic Open Debates in the Chamber, witnessing the adoption of 2 related Resolutions and 6 related Presidential Statements.
On the 19th of January the Security Council held an Open Debate, under the Presidency of South Africa on the importance of the rule of law as one of the key elements of international peacekeeping, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
On 25 June 2012, the Security Council held an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Armed Conflict. The discussion, which pivoted upon the Secretary-General's recent report (S/2012/376) on current challenges to effective PoC, did not result in the adoption of an outcome document.
On April 17th, the UN Security Council held a day-long debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
On the afternoon of December 16th and carrying into the morning of December 17th, the Security Council held an open debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Noting that sexual violence during armed conflict is systematic, rampant, and widespread, the Security Council began the debate with the unanimous adoption of a new resolution, Resolution 1960 (2010).
On February 23 2012, the Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace, and Security: Conflict- Related Sexual Violence.
On April 25th, the UN Security Council held an open debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the presidency of Nigeria. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura briefed the Council, and Rhoda Misaka spoke on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.
Security Council Resolution 1820: A move to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
On September 30th 2009 under the Presidency of the United States and chair of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1888 – the third resolution adopted by the Council under the agenda item of “Women, Peace and Security”, following resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008). Like SCR 1820, SCR 1888 is primarily focused on addressing and preventing sexual violence in conflict.
Side Event to the Security Council Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Hosted by the Global Justice Center, the Nobel Women's Initiative, Amnesty International &
the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Thursday April 24, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm
UN Secretariat, Room 9
The Security Council meets twice annually on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. It holds an open debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict around April and an annual open debate in October on the broader Women, Peace and Security agenda.