United Nations Resolution 2493 (2019)

On the 29th of October, during the Security Council’s annual open debate on women, peace, and security, resolution 2493 was adopted, following long and difficult negotiations led by South Africa. The resolution passed unanimously, and Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, who chaired part of the debate, remarked that she had been told that this was “a welcome return to consensus in the Council”. Resolution 2493 urges member states to commit to implementing the nine previously adopted resolutions. The resolution was initiated by South Africa.