Security Council Resolution 2388

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Countries: 
Global
Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Resolution Reference PDF: 

Security Council Resolution 2388

Resolution Extracts: 

Security Council Resolution 2388: Para.1

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Extract: 

1. Reaffirms its condemnation in the strongest terms of all instances of trafficking in persons, especially women and children, who make up the vast majority of all victims of trafficking in persons in areas affected by armed conflicts, and stresses that trafficking in persons undermines the rule of law and contributes to other forms of transnational organized crime, which can exacerbate conflict and foster insecurity and instability and undermine development;

Security Council Resolution 2388: Para.2

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Extract: 

2. Urges Members States to consider, as a matter of priority, ratifying or acceding to, and for States Parties to effectively implement, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its supplementing Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, as well as all relevant international instruments;

Security Council Resolution 2388: para.16

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Extract: 

16. Encourages Member States, in particular transit and destination States receiving persons forcibly displaced by armed conflict, to develop and use earlywarning and early-screening frameworks of potential or imminent risk of trafficking in persons to proactively and expediently detect victims and persons vulnerable to trafficking, with special attention to women and children, especially those unaccompanied;

Security Council Resolution 2388: Preamble

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Extract: 

Further recognizing that trafficking in persons in armed conflict and post-conflict situations can also be associated with sexual violence in conflict and that women and children in situations of armed conflict and persons forcibly displaced by armed conflict, including refugees, can be especially vulnerable to trafficking in persons in armed conflict and to these forms of exploitation;

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Reaffirming that trafficking in persons in the context of armed conflict, especially women and girls, cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization;

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Condemning in the strongest terms continued gross, systematic and widespread abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by ISIL (also known as Da’esh); and abductions of women and children by ISIL, ANF, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities and expressing outrage at their exploitation and abuse, including rape and sexual violence, forced marriage and enslavement by these entities;

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Expressing grave concern over the high numbers of women and children subjected to trafficking in armed conflicts, and recognizing that acts of trafficking in persons are often associated with other violations of applicable international law and other abuses, including those involving recruitment and use, abduction and sexual violence including, inter alia, rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution and forced pregnancy; and calling on all Member States to hold perpetrators accountable and to assist victims in their recovery and reintegration;