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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Ukraine

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UN News Centre – Ukraine
https://news.un.org/en/tags/ukraine
News Focus – Ukraine
https://news.un.org/en/focus/ukraine

Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’ (16 May 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1118342

Ukraine: ‘Cycle of death, destruction’ must stop, UN chief tells Security Council (5 May 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/05/1117652

‘The world sees you’ UN chief tells Ukrainians, pledging to boost support (28 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1117202

 Guterres in Ukraine: War is ‘evil’ and unacceptable, calls for justice (28 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1117132

Russia agrees ‘in principle’ to UN and Red Cross involvement in evacuations
from Mariupol (26 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1116932

What can the UN do? 5 of your questions answered (5 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115592

 

 

UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council (7 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115782

Guterres unveils first recommendations of UN crisis group, set up in wake of Ukraine invasion (5 April 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115622

Ukraine: General Assembly passes resolution demanding aid access, by large majority (24 March 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1114632

Human Rights Council to establish Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
(4 March 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113292

‘Senseless war’ forces one million to flee Ukraine: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (3 March 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113192

General Assembly resolution demands end to Russian offensive in Ukraine
(3 March 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113152

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

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113052

General Assembly holds emergency special session on Ukraine crisis
(28 February 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112912

Security Council vote sets up emergency UN General Assembly session on Ukraine crisis (27 February 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112842

UN to launch appeal to fund humanitarian operations in Ukraine
(26 February 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112822

Russia blocks Security Council action on Ukraine (25 February 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112802

Secretary-General appoints Amin Awad of Sudan United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine (SG/A/2102, 25 February 2022)
https://www.un.org/press/en/2022/sga2102.doc.htm

As Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis, Russia announces start of ‘special military operation’ (23 February 2022)
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112592

 

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:
    https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/meetings/2022

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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