For a list of relevant guidance documents, please refer to the mapping conducted by UN Action
UN Action Annual Progress Report 2020
The UN Action Annual Progress Report 2020 provides an overview of the key initiatives and achievements of the UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict Network from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, as they related to deliverables specified in the UN Action Strategic Framework for 2020-2025 and its attending 2020-2021 Workplan. This includes activities funded through the UN Action window of the CRSV-MPTF.
New partnership between the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Inter-Parliamentary Union to end sexual violence in conflict
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 19 June, Under-Secretary-General Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC) of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC), and Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), signed a new Framework of Cooperation Agreement (The Framework).
Joint Statement by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
UN Special Representative Patten expresses grave concern over reports of sexual violence in detention setting in Myanmar
United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, strongly condemns the Myanmar military’s widespread and systematic attacks against civilians, especially women and children, as well as other serious violations of human rights since it seized power on 1 February 2021.
UN Officials Express Grave Concern over Rising Levels of Sexual Violence in Somalia
Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten
UN Action Newsletter Issue #1
UN Action's inaugural, bi-annual newsletter showcases the Network's current initiatives, members, and supporters in the global response to conflict-related sexual violence.
Peacekeeping Operations: Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (2020 Annual Report)
This is a first of its kind report capturing activities and good practices in preventing and responding to CRSV by MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNAMID and UNMISS in 2020, developed by DPO. The report promotes the implementation of the Policy for United Nations Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to CRSV and accompanying handbook, both released in 2020, by enhancing mission-to-mission learning and raising the profile of the CRSV mandate among personnel in peacekeeping missions, Headquarters and Member States
UNMISS Joint Action Plan of the Armed Forces on CRSV (2021 – 2023)
The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Hon. Angelina Teny, and senior leadership of the Joint Defence Board (JDB) launched the “Action Plan for the Armed Forces on addressing conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan” on the 19th of June 2021. It was a significant event as it coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The action plan builds on and unifies the SSPDF and SPLA-IO action plans on addressing CRSV.
Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance on Investigation and Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
The Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance on Investigation and Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence was produced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (“OSRSG-SVC”). It benefited from the work of Maxine Marcus and Kathy Roberts, Co-Directors of Partners in Justice International (“PJI”) who were its lead drafters. Working under the auspices of and in close collaboration with the OSRSG-SVC, the drafting team consulted with experts, practitioners, and litigators both inside and outside the UN system, as well as directly with victims and survivors. An early draft of the OSRSG-SVC’s Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance was also subject to a “peer review” process facilitated by the Core Team of the UN Global Focal Point for Rule of Law (“GFP”). The OSRSG-SVC thanks the Core Team of the GFP and those GFP entities that provided comments during the “peer review” process.
UN Action Window of the Conflict-related Sexual Violence Multi-Partner Trust Fund Terms of Reference
These Terms of Reference outline the programmatic decision-making process for the use of funds by the UN-Action window of the CRSV-MPTF. Under the CRSV-MPTF, two windows are established – one for UN Action and the other for the Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (TOE). Each of these windows facilitates the work of the respective entities guided by the strategic leadership of SRSG-SVC. Each of these windows has its own oversight and decision-making body.