Synergy with Other Human Rights Agendas in the Security Council

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Hands linked, former child soldiers make their way onto the United Nations aeroplane in which they are being evacuated by UNICEF, from a combat zone in the province of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in southern Sudan. They are en route to transit centres in the nearby province of Lakes.

The Security Council has also developed two other thematic human rights issues on its formal agenda, namely the protection of civilians as framed by Resolutions 1265, 1674 and 1894, and Women, Peace and Security as framed by Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1960. Even though the three agendas have some overlap, the Security Council has purposely maintained them in separate streams and they are at different stages of development. Therefore, in accordance with the Council's approach, the lead UN entities are implementing the agendas through distinct processes.

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