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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Ukraine

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UN News Centre – Ukraine
News Focus – Ukraine

Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’ (16 May 2022)

Ukraine: ‘Cycle of death, destruction’ must stop, UN chief tells Security Council (5 May 2022)

‘The world sees you’ UN chief tells Ukrainians, pledging to boost support (28 April 2022)

 Guterres in Ukraine: War is ‘evil’ and unacceptable, calls for justice (28 April 2022)

Russia agrees ‘in principle’ to UN and Red Cross involvement in evacuations
from Mariupol (26 April 2022)

What can the UN do? 5 of your questions answered (5 April 2022)



UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council (7 April 2022)

Guterres unveils first recommendations of UN crisis group, set up in wake of Ukraine invasion (5 April 2022)

Ukraine: General Assembly passes resolution demanding aid access, by large majority (24 March 2022)

Human Rights Council to establish Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
(4 March 2022)

‘Senseless war’ forces one million to flee Ukraine: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (3 March 2022)

General Assembly resolution demands end to Russian offensive in Ukraine
(3 March 2022)

Ukraine: $1.7 billion appeal launched to help refugee exodus, host countries
(1 March 2022)


General Assembly holds emergency special session on Ukraine crisis
(28 February 2022)

Security Council vote sets up emergency UN General Assembly session on Ukraine crisis (27 February 2022)

UN to launch appeal to fund humanitarian operations in Ukraine
(26 February 2022)

Russia blocks Security Council action on Ukraine (25 February 2022)

Secretary-General appoints Amin Awad of Sudan United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine (SG/A/2102, 25 February 2022)

As Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis, Russia announces start of ‘special military operation’ (23 February 2022)


UN Entities

Security Council

  • Meetings in 2022: 12, 6, 5 May, 19, 11 April – Maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine;
    5 April, 29, 6, 4 March, 28, 27, 25, 23, 21 February – Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136);
    23 March, 17 February – Letter dated 13 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/264);
    13 May, 18, 17, 11, 7 March, 31 January – Threats to international peace and security
    – Briefing by the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
    Meeting records, press releases and resolutions:

Related press releases:

Security Council documents:

  • S/PRST/2022/3 (6 May 2022): Statement by the President of the Security Council “Maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine”: https://undocs.org/S/PRST/2022/3
  • S/2022/352 (26 April 2022): Letter dated 26 April 2022 from the Permanent Representative of Albania the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: https://undocs.org/S/2022/352
    Transmits concept note for an Arria-formula meeting on the topic “Ensuring accountability for atrocities committed in Ukraine”, to be held on 27 Apr. 2022.
  • S/2022/231 (24 March 2022): Draft resolution / Belarus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and Syrian Arab Republic [on protection of civilians and unhindered humanitarian access in Ukraine]: https://undocs.org/S/2022/231 — not adopted
  • Security Council resolution 2623 (2022): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2623(2022)
    on convening an emergency special session of the General Assembly on Ukraine
  • S/2022/155 (25 February 2022): Draft resolution [on aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine in violation of the Charter of the United Nations] — vetoed by Russian Federation: https://undocs.org/S/2022/155
  • Further documents – click here

General Assembly

Human Rights Council

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

Non-UN Sources


Last update: 18 May 2022, 10:00am
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