Security Council Resolution 1888

Security Council Resolution 1888 concentrates on the significance of women’s leadership on gender-based issues and sexual violence in order to effectively address women’s needs in conflict zones. It requests the appointment of a Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict in order to provide adequate leadership for coordinated efforts by the UN and host countries. The UN achieved this aspect of the resolution in February 2010, with the appointment of Margot Wallström to the position. SR 1888 also requests an annual report on the status, trends and concerns regarding parties of armed conflicts suspected of committing acts of sexual violence, and measures taken to prevent further offenses.

This resolution was adopted on September 30, 2009

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