Legal Document

UN Security Council Resolution 2474 (2019) on missing persons as a result of armed conflict

S/RES/2474 (2019)
UN Security Council
Publication Year
Thematic Area
The Search Process / Mechanisms
Recovery of remains / Excavation / Exhumation / Protecting/Restoring Family Links / Prevention / National Information Bureau / Information Management (Archive/Database/Register) / Identification / Detention / Data Protection / Criminal Justice / Combatant / Children / Burial Site / Mass Grave
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On 11 June 2019, the UN Security Council adopted its first-ever resolution dealing specifically with persons reported missing in armed conflict, with briefers and delegates — concerned that the number of such cases worldwide is showing no signs of abating — demanding greater political will to address the problem.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2474 (2019), the Council called upon parties to armed conflict to take all appropriate measures, to actively search for persons reported missing, to enable the return of their remains and to account for persons reported missing “without adverse distinction”.