In this presidential statement, the President of the Security Council primarily focuses on the peace and security situation in Afghanistan and Central Asian States, showing its support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan.
In this resolution, the Security Council mandates the development of an Investigative Team, headed by a Special Advisor, to support Iraqi Government efforts to collect evidence to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) accountable for war crimes.
The current report provides an update on the situation in South Sudan and the implementation of the UNMISS mandate, including recommendations on ways to increase efficiency. This report reverses the trend of decreasing references to the women, peace and security agenda in UNMISS reporting in 2016. Report S/2017/224 includes references to women or gender in almost all sections, with a total of 19 mentions. The report does, however, continue to focus heavily on the women’s protection aspects of the women, peace and security agenda, specifically sexual and gender-based violence, in line with the updated UNMISS mandate in resolution 2327 (2016).