UN Documents

  • United Nations Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) – WPS – UN SC Resolution 2106 focuses on sexual violence towards women in confict and emphasizes the need for better protection measures, mainstreaming of the topic and addressing sexual violence in armed conflict and other settings whenever relevant. UN SC stresses with this document the need for exclusion of crimes of sexual violence from amnesty provisions in terms of conflict resolution processes as well.
  • United Nations Security Council resolution 2122 (2013) – WPS – With Resolution 2122 UN SC would like to increase the attention to women, peace and security agenda in several thematic areas and ensure more regular briefings and consultations within the organization with women’s organizations and women leaders. The Security Council intends to focus on the need of increasing women’s participation and consideration of gender-related issues in all discussions regarding the prevention and resolution of armed conflicts, maintenance of peace and security or post-conflict rebuilding.
  • United Nations Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) – WPS – UN SC Resolution 2242 reminds the member states its call for increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and further calls upon member states to integrate the agenda of women, peace and security into their strategic plans. This resolution calls for further integration of women into decision-making processes on national and international levels and into agendas of the member states in various areas of work.
  • United Nations Security Council resolution 2467 (2019) – WPS: Sexual violence in conflict – UN SC with Resolution 2467 again expresses great concern about acts of sexual violence against women and children that continue to happen despite its previous condemnations. A request is part of the resolution for further strengthening, monitoring, analysis, and reporting on sexual violence in a conflict setting. This resolution calls for further fight against sexual violence, strengthening legislation, investigation, and prosecutions of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations and for survivor-centered approach in preventing and responding to cases of sexual violence.
  • The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
  • UN GA International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) – Article 26

EU Documents


  • Comprehensive approach to the EU implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security
  • European Parliament resolution on the participation of women in peaceful conflict resolution (2000) – Resolution of European Parliament, in general, condemns sexual and gender-based violence and calls for deeper and broader inclusion of women and gender-sensitive area in broad spectrum of areas, from refugee policies to conflict resolution. The forefront condemns systematic rape, sexual slavery and other forms of gender-based violence in the setting of armed conflict, also condemns the sexual misconduct of soldiers of peacekeeping operations and utilization of child soldiers. Member states of the European Union are called on to gender sensitize peace and security initiatives, to introduce gender perspectives in their own refugee policies and in the planning of refugee camps. Equal participation and inclusion of women in diplomatic conflict resolution and reconstruction initiatives were also brought up by this resolution.
  • Council of the European Union – Council Conclusions on promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in crisis management (2006) – Council of the EU expressed the importance of gender equality and gender mainstreaming promotion in the context of Common Foreign and Security Policy and at all levels. Gender balance and sensitivity are a topic very important to the issues of rule of law as well, gender equality should be promoted in the justice sector as well. Council of the EU also expresses the notion that gender perspective needs to be fully integrated in peace building activities and processes and in SSR and DDR activities as well.