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This guide provides Security Council documentation, news, and other resources related to the situation in Ukraine.
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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The Situation in Ukraine


The first Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine was held on 28 February 2014. The meeting was called for by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine by a letter dated 28 February.

On 27 March, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine - A/RES/68/262.

The Security Council met on 13 April, 2 May, and 5 August in response to a letter (S/2014/264) from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation requesting "convening of urgent consultations in relation to the situation in Ukraine."

The Security Council unanimously adopted S/RES/2166(2014) on 21 July 2014, which deplored "the downing of a civilian aircraft on an international flight, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on 17 July in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, with the loss of all 298 passengers and crew on board."


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Security Council Meetings

Q Where do I find Security Council Documents on the situation in Ukraine?

What meetings have been held in the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine? Where can I access the meeting records? Are any resolutions adopted?
Updated: Aug 14, 2014

Security Council meetings: 

The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations called for a meeting of the Security Council by a letter dated 28 February 2014 (S/2014/136).

S/PV.7239 8 August 2014 ---
S/PV.7234 5 August 2014 ---
S/PV.7221 21 July 2014 S/RES/2166 (2014)
S/PV.7219 18 July2014 ---
S/PV.7205 24 June 2014 ---
S/PV.7185 28 May 2014 ---
S/PV.7167 2 May 2014 ---
S/PV.7165 29 April 2014 ---
S/PV.7157 16 April 2014 ---
S/PV.7154 13 April 2014 ---
S/PV.7144 19 March 2014 ---
S/PV.7138 15 March 2014 Draft resolution (S/2014/189)
not adopted 13-1-1
S/PV.7134 (closed) 13 March 2014 Communiqué
S/PV.7131 (closed) 10 March 2014 Communiqué
S/PV.7125 3 March 2014 ---
S/PV.7124 1 March 2014 ---
S/PV.7123 (closed) 28 Feb. 2014 Communiqué

Human Rights Reports

Q Where can I find the UN reports about the human rights situation in Ukraine?

Updated: Aug 06, 2014



A UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, led by Ivan Šimonović, was deployed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in March. 

The Monitoring Mission delivers reports that assess the human rights situation in Crimea, including in the context of the 16 March referendum, and makes recommendations for the way forward.

Links to the reports delivered by the Monitoring Mission:

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 15 April 2014 (Word document)

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 15 May 2014 (pdf)

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 15 June 2014 (pdf)

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 15 July 2014 (pdf)


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News & Analysis (Non-UN sources)

These non-UN sources provide news and analysis of the situtation in Ukraine.  Views expressed do not reflect the views of the United Nations.


Search for treaties between Member States published by the United Nations (For example: Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, 1997) in the UN Treaty Collection website or UNBISnet.

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It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.


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