United Nations Security Council Resolution 1888

Authored by: United Nations Security Council

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, International Law, Peace Accords, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health, UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2009
Citation: United Nations Security Council. Resolution 1888. S/RES/1888, September 30, 2009.

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Executive Summary

UN Security Council Resolution 1888 ordered peacekeeping missions to protect women and children from sexual violence during warfare. The resolution also requests that the Secretary General appoints a special representative to work with governments, armed groups, and civil society organizations to address sexual violence. The resolution calls upon the Secretary General to deploy a team of experts to fields where sexual violence is especially prevalent in order to make recommendations to governments and identify problems with current policies.