United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820

Authored by: United Nations Security Council

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, International Law, National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health, UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2008
Citation: United Nations Security Council. Resolution 1820. S/RES/1820, June 19, 2008. Accessed January 31, 2017.

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Executive Summary

UN Security Council Resolution 1820 reaffirmed Security Council Resolution 1325, while also explicitly condeming sexual violence against women and girls. The resolution also states that sexual violence can constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and components of genocide. The Security Council calls on armed groups to protect civilians from sexual violence.