Other Security Council Work

Does the Security Council include Women, Peace and Security concerns in its other work? This section provides space to address other kinds of issues. 

One important issue is Security Council sanctions.

Out of 59 sanctions regimes introduced since 2014, 42.37 per cent (25) are gender-sensistive and recognise the prevalence of sexual- and gender-based violence as an urgent issue in conflict. In 2017, the Security Council affirmed that sexual violence, torture, and rape threaten peace and security and are grounds for sanctions against ISIS and in Sudan, Mali, the DRC and the Central African Republic (CAR). However, in LibyaSomalia and Yemen, the sanctions regimes are gender-blind.

More information about the UN sanction regime can be found here>>