Resolution Texts and Translations

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000, in doing so, the Council officially mandated that a gender perspective be integrated throughout all aspects of peace and security. 1325 is much more than a number, 1325 is a historic watershed political framework that recognizies that women – and a gender perspective – are relevant to negotiating peace agreements, planning refugee camps and peacekeeping operations as well as when reconstructing war-torn societies.

The content of UNSC resolutions matter because they form the basis for action. 1325 is where the WPS Agenda began, but over the last 16 years has grown into a framework including seven additional resolutions on Women Peace and Security. The policy tools on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) extend from local to global levels, from intergovernmental bodies, such as the United Nations, to grassroots women’s movements. In response to persistent advocacy from civil society, the UN Security Council has so far adopted eight resolutions on “Women, Peace and Security”. These resolutions are: Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000); 1820 (2009); 1888 (2009); 1889 (2010); 1960 (2011); 2106 (2013)2122 (2013); and 2242 (2015). These resolutions should fall under a single umbrella, as they comprise the Women, Peace and Security international policy framework. They provide guidance and enhance efforts to promote and protect the rights of women in conflict and post-conflict situations. Additionally, as binding Security Council resolutions, they should be implemented by all Member States and relevant actors, including UN system entities and parties to conflict.

Read about each of the WPS resolutions or find translations in your language below.

 

5.3 TABLE Resolution Texts and Translations
RESOLUTIONOVERVIEWTRANSLATIONSTHE TEXT
1325 (2000)

Adopted on 31 October

This is the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women.

The resolution recognizes the under-valued and under-utilized contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding.

1325 stresses the importance of women's equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security

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1820 (2008)

Adopted 19 June 2008

1820 recognizes sexual violence as a weapon and tactic of war

The resolution notes that rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute war crimes, crime against humanity, or a constitutive act with respect to genocide

The document calls for training of troops on preventing and responding to sexual violence

1820 calls for more deployment of women in peace operations

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1888 (2009)

Adopted 30 September 2009

1888 reiterates that sexual violence exacerbates armed conflict and impedes international peace and security

The resolution calls for leadership to address conflict related sexual violence

1888 calls for deployment of Team of Experts where cases of sexual violences occurs

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1889 (2009)

Adopted 5 October 2009

1889 focuses on post-conflict peacebuilding and on women’s participation in all stages of peace processes

The resolution calls for the development of indicators to measure the implementation of SCR 1325 

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1960 (2010)

Adopted 16 December 2010

1960 reiterates the call for an end to sexual violence in armed conflict

The resolution sets up “naming and shaming” listing mechanism, sending a direct political message that there are consequences for sexual violence including: listing in Secretary-General’s annual reports, referrals to UN Sanctions Committees and to the ICC, international condemnation, and reparations

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2106 (2013)

Adopted 24 June 2013

2106 focuses on operationalizing current obligations rather than on creating new structures/initiatives

The resolution includes language on women’s participation in combating sexual violence

2106 supports recourse to avenues of justice

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2122 (2013)

Adopted 18 October 2013

2122 explicitly affirms an “integrated approach” to sustainable peace

The resolution sets out concrete methods for combating women's participation deficit

2122 recognizes the need to address root causes of armed conflict and security risks faced by women

The resolution calls for the provision of multisectoral services to women affected by conflict

2122 links disarmament and gender equality by mentioning ATT twice

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2242 (2015)

Adopted on 13 October 2015

2242 Encourages assessment of strategies and resources in regards to the implementation of the WPS Agenda

The resolution highlights the importance of collaboration with Civil Society

2242 calls for increased funding for gender-responsive training, analysis and programmes

The resolution urges gender as a cross cutting issue within the CVE/CT Agendas

2242 recognises the importance of integrating  WPS accross all country situations

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Presidential Statements on Women Peace and Security

Presidential Statements (known as PRSTs) are consensus-based statements that are not legally binding but which often outline principles which will be addressed in a formal resolution later down the road.

Read the PRSTs here, or for more information, check out our Security Council page