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... requests the Secretary-General to include progress made in implementing the [HRDDP] in his reports to the Council;

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... requests the Secretary-General to provide updates on [regular reviews of UN Mission’s geographic deployment to ensure that UN Mission’s forces are best placed to protect civilians] as part of his regular reports;

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... recognizing the importance of the ongoing monitoring and reporting to the United Nations Security Council, including by [UN authorized international military force], of the situation of civilians and in particular civilian casualties, and noting in this regard the work of the Civilian Casualties Mitigation Team [of the UN authorized international military force],

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Requests the Secretary-General to continue reporting to the Council every 90 days on ... on progress on the political track, the security and humanitarian situation, including in the IDP sites and refugee camps, the actions of all parties with respect to ... human rights, violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, early recovery and on all restrictions and bureaucratic impediments to [the Mission]’s freedom of movement ...

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Decides that [the mission] shall have the following mandate: Protection and security ... (g) Support for efforts to promote and protect human rights ... – To monitor, help investigate, and report publicly and to the Council, on human rights and humanitarian law violations with a view to preventing violations, developing a protecting environment and ending impunity, and, to this end, to strengthen its human rights monitoring, investigation and reporting capacity, – To bring to the attention of the Council all individuals identified as perpetrators of serious human rights violations and to keep the Committee established pursuant to [relevant resolution] regularly informed of developments in this regard.

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... authorizes the mission to perform the following tasks; (b) Support the Government of [affected country] in exercising its responsibilities for conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution and protect civilians through: (iii) Monitoring, investigating, verifying, and reporting regularly on human rights and potential threats against the civilian population as well as actual and potential violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, working as appropriate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, bringing these to the attention of the authorities as necessary, and immediately reporting gross violations of human rights to the UN Security Council.

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Recognizes the important role of the Secretary-General in providing timely information to the Security Council on protection of civilians in armed conflict in particular through thematic and country specific reports and through briefings.

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Requests the Secretary-General to include in his reports to the Council on country-specific situations more comprehensive and detailed information relating to the protection of civilians in armed conflict, including on protection-related incidents and actions taken by parties to armed conflict to implement their obligations to respect and protect the civilian population, including information specific to the protection needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

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[pp. 30] Recalling resolution 2378 (2017), which requests the Secretary-General to ensure that data related to the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations, including peacekeeping performance data, is used to improve analytics and evaluation of mission operations, based on clear and well identified benchmarks, [op. 52] ... recognizes that measuring and monitoring peacekeeping performance should be based on comprehensive and objective policy with clear and well defined benchmarks; and, in this regard, welcomes the initiatives undertaken by the Secretary-General to standardize a culture of performance in UN peacekeeping that ... conducts mission performance reviews of troop and police contingent performance, ... to ensure performance data informs decisions regarding peacekeepers deployment, and calls on him to continue his efforts in this regard;

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... recognizing the importance of condition-based security-related decisions about the future of [UN Mission] and noting that there were some incidents of violence during the reporting period,

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Stresses the critical importance that [specific uniformed component of UN Mission established to provide a secure environment in capital of affected country] has a clear, conditions-based exit strategy and express its intent to consider the presence of [specific uniformed component of UN Mission established to provide a secure environment in capital of affected country] in light of the changing situation on the ground;

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[op. 2] Reiterates, in the context of the limited progress on the benchmarks and the ongoing insecurity, its endorsement of [UN Mission]’s revised strategic priorities as set out [paragraph of relevant Security Council resolution], namely: the protection of civilians, the facilitation of the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the safety and security of humanitarian personnel; mediation between [Government of affected country] and non-signatory armed movements on the basis of [peace agreement], while taking into account ongoing democratic transformation at the national level; and support to the mediation of community conflict, including through measures to address its root causes, in conjunction with the UNCT; welcomes the steps taken so far by [UN Mission] to implement the review of [UN Mission] conducted pursuant to [relevant Security Council resolution], and requests that [UN Mission] continue to align all its activity and direct the use of its resources to the achievement of these priorities, discontinue all other tasks not aligned to these priorities and continue to streamline the mission accordingly, and stresses the importance of the appropriate distribution of tasks and coordination between [UN Mission] and the UNCT in order to implement the review of [UN Mission]; [op. 6] Stresses that, in the context of the evolving security situation, any refinement of the mission should be based on progress against the benchmarks and the conditions on the ground, and implemented in a gradual, phased, flexible and reversible manner; [op. 32] Underscores the importance of regular review by the Security Council of each United Nations peacekeeping mission’s progress in implementing its mandate, and recalls its request to the Secretary-General, in close consultation with [regional organization], and seeking perspectives from all relevant parties, to conduct an analysis of implementation of the review of [UN Mission]; ... concurs that [UN Mission]’s long-term planning should be based upon progress towards the mission’s benchmarks as set out in [successive Secretary-General’s reports, including “protection of civilians and unhindered humanitarian access and the safety and security of humanitarian personnel”]; ...

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Reiterates that any future reconfigurations of [UN Mission] and its mandate should be determined in consultation with [Government of affected country] on the basis of the evolution of the situation on the ground and, in the context of implementation by [Government of affected country] and all other signatories of [relevant peace agreement], progress towards the objectives set out in [paragraphs of Security Council resolution – namely the protection of civilians and stabilization through the reestablishment of State authority, the rule of law, and an environment conducive to peaceful, credible and timely elections];

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Notes the need for a clear exit strategy ... and decides that future reconfigurations of [UN Mission] and its mandate should be determined on the basis of the evolution of the situation on the ground and, in the context of implementation by the Government of [affected country] and all other signatories of the [regional agreement], progress towards the following objectives, in line with the three priorities of Protection of civilians, stabilization and support to the implementation of the [regional agreement], as set out in the mission concept: (a) Reduction of the threat posed by [national] and foreign armed groups, violence against civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence and violence against children to a level that can be effectively managed by the [national] justice and security institutions; (b) Stabilization through the establishment of functional, professional, and accountable state institutions, including security institutions, in conflict-affected areas, and through strengthened democratic practices that reduces the risk of instability, including adequate political space, promotion and protection of human rights and a credible electoral process

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Stresses the importance of achievable and realistic targets against which the progress of United Nations peacekeeping operations can be measured; requests the Secretary-General to continue reporting to the Council every 90 days on progress made towards implementing [the mission]’s mandate across [the affected region], including on progress towards and obstacles to the implementation of the [protection] strategy ..., also including an assessment of progress against the benchmarks set out in ... the report of the Secretary-General ...

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[S]tresses the importance of including indicators of progress regarding the protection of civilians in benchmarks for relevant missions.

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Notes that, in this context, the Government of [the affected country] commits to work towards the achievement of the following benchmarks related to the protection of civilians and humanitarian workers, in accordance with international humanitarian law ... (i) Voluntary return and resettlement in secure and sustainable conditions of internally displaced persons; (ii) Demilitarization of refugee and internally displaced person camps as evidenced by a decrease in arms, violence and human rights abuses; (iii) Improvement in the capacity of [national] authorities in [the area affected by violence], including national law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and the prison system to provide the necessary security for refugees, internally displaced persons, civilians and humanitarian workers with respect for international human rights standards.

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Requests the Government of [the affected country] and the Secretary-General to establish a joint Government .../UN high-level Working Group to assess on a monthly basis the situation on the ground with respect to protection of civilians, the measures adopted by the Government of [the affected country] ... to progress towards meeting the [protection] benchmarks ...

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Encourages the Secretary-General to develop an integrated strategic framework setting the United Nations’ overall vision, joint priorities and internal division of labour to sustain peace in [affected country], further requests the Secretary-General to ensure an efficient division of tasks and complementarity of efforts between [UN Mission] and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), based on their mandates and comparative advantages, to support the implementation of [peace agreement], as well as to continuously adjust this deployment according to the progress made in the implementation of [UN Mission]’s mandate, consistent with the division of tasks with the UNCT requested in [paragraph of Security Council resolution], while stressing the importance of adequate resources for the UNCT, calls on the UNCT to enhance its presence and activities in [specific areas of affected country], and encourages Member States and relevant organizations to consider providing the necessary voluntary funding to this end;

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... stressing the importance of effective engagement and liaison with local communities, as well as humanitarian actors, including through regular communication about [UN Mission’s] mandate, including its planned actions and capacities, security threats and related information, both within and outside [UN Mission premises where civilians have sought refuge and protection, and temporarily settled], in order to fulfil [UN Mission]’s Protection of Civilians mandate,

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Requests [UN Mission] to continue using relevant and tailored communication tools, in particular radio, to help the local population better understand the mandate of the mission, its activities, and to build trust with [affected country’s] citizens, parties to the conflict, regional and other international actors and partners on the ground as part of an effective political strategy;

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... encourages [UN-regional Mission], the United Nations Country Team and other United Nations entities operating in [region of affected country] to strengthen integration and stresses the importance of the appropriate distribution of tasks and coordination between [UN-regional Mission] and the United Nations Country Team;

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Decides that the mandate of [UN Mission] shall be as follows, and authorizes [UN Mission] to use all necessary means to perform the following tasks: (a) Protection of civilians: ... (ii) To deter violence against civilians ... including through regular interaction with civilians and working closely with humanitarian, human rights and development organizations, in areas at high risk of conflict ... (vii) To foster a secure environment for the eventual safe and voluntary return of IDPs and refugees including through monitoring of, ensuring respect for human rights by, and where compatible and in strict compliance with the United Nations Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP), coordination with police services and civil society actors in relevant and protection-focused activities, such as sensitization to issues of sexual and gender-based violence, in order to strengthen protection of civilians

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Decides that the mandate of [UN Mission] shall include the following immediate priority tasks: ... (c) Facilitate the creation of a secure environment for the immediate, full, safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance – To improve coordination with humanitarian actors, in order to facilitate the creation of a secure environment for the immediate, full, safe and unhindered, civilian-led delivery of humanitarian assistance, in accordance with United Nations guiding humanitarian principles and relevant provisions of international law, and for the voluntary safe, dignified and sustainable return or local integration or resettlement of internally displaced persons or refugees in close coordination with humanitarian actors;

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Requests [UN Mission] to work closely with the UNCT and its component United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, to accelerate preparations for the closure of [UN Mission] by reinforcing programmatic cooperation for the transition of remaining mandated responsibilities, wherever relevant, and scaling up the activities and programming of the UNCT, including assistance on peace consolidation, to support [Government of affected country] to strengthen the capacity of its institutions, particularly as regards refugee returns, security reforms, human rights, and social cohesion, requests [relevant UN regional office] to make available its good offices, as necessary, to [Government of affected country] and the future United Nations Resident Coordinator, and encourages the international community, including bilateral and multilateral donors to assist the activities of the UNCT;

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