Resolution 2187, unanimously adopted on 25 November 2014, extends the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year.
Notably, the resolution mentions:
"...the Government of South Sudan bears the primary responsibility to protect civilians within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction, including from potential crimes against humanity and war crimes,"
"Expressing grave concern that according to the 8 May 2014 "Conflict in South Sudan: A Human Rights Report", there are reasonable grounds to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity, including extrajudicial killings, rape and other acts of sexual violence, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary arrests and detention have been committed by both government and opposition forces,
Stressing the increasingly urgent and imperative need to end impunity in South Sudan, and to bring to justice perpetrators of such crimes,"
"Strongly condemning the use of radio to broadcast hate speech and transmit messages instigating sexual violence against a particular ethnic group, which has the potential to play a significant role in promoting mass violence and exacerbating conflict, calling on the Government to take the appropriate measures in order to deter such activity,"
"Reaffirming its resolutions 1265 (1999), 1296 (2000), 1674 (2006), 1738 (2006) and 1894 (2009) on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, and 1502 (2003) on the protection of humanitarian and United Nations personnel; resolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1998 (2011), 2068 (2012), and 2143 (2014) on children and armed conflict; and resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013) on women, peace, and security; resolution 2150 (2014) on the Prevention and Fight against Genocide; resolution 2151 (2014) on security sector reform; and resolution 2171 (2014) on conflict prevention"
In addition, in response to reports of widespread sexual violence, the resolution specifically calls for the deployment of additional women in the military, police and civilian components of UNMISS.