Insights: Protection of Civilians

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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Role of the Security Council in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Atrocity Crime Prevention

    On Monday afternoon (10 December), an Arria-formula meeting has been scheduled on “Raising the effectiveness of atrocity crimes prevention: role of the United Nations Security Council and its Members”. The meeting has been organised by Poland, in partnership with Belgium,...

    posted on SUN 9 DEC 2018
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    “Situation of Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict” Arria-Formula Meeting

    At 3 pm on Monday afternoon (3 December), Poland, in partnership with Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Kuwait and Peru, and with the cooperation of OHCHR, UNICEF, and the International Disability Alliance, is organising an Arria-formula meeting intended to focus the attention...

    posted on FRI 30 NOV 2018
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    Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (21 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement recognising the contribution of the updated Aide Memoire, a document designed to facilitate the Council’s consideration of issues pertaining to protection of civilians in armed conflict....

    posted on FRI 21 SEP 2018
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    Security Council to adopt a resolution on hunger in armed conflict

    Tomorrow (24 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the link between armed conflict and violence, and conflict-induced food insecurity, including the threat of famine. This adoption follows the 23 March Council briefing on this issue...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2018
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Unarmed Approaches for the Protection of Civilians

    Tomorrow (1 December) there will be a closed Arria-formula meeting on unarmed approaches for the protection of civilians hosted by Uruguay, Senegal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Briefings will be provided by Namie Di Razza, a post-doctoral fellow at the...

    posted on THU 30 NOV 2017
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    Ministerial-level Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (25 May), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The meeting is expected to focus broadly on the protection of civilians agenda, as outlined in the Secretary-General’s recent report...

    posted on WED 24 MAY 2017
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    Protection of Health Care in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (28 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the protection of health care in armed conflict. The focus of the discussion will be on the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding measures to prevent attacks on...

    posted on TUE 27 SEP 2016
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    Ministerial-level Debate on the Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (10 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic are expected to address...

    posted on THU 9 JUN 2016
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    Briefing and Resolution on Healthcare in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (3 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing and adopt a resolution on health care in armed conflict. Briefers will include the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Peter Maurer, the President of the ICRC; and Joanne Liu, the President...

    posted on MON 2 MAY 2016
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Missing Persons

    Tomorrow (27 January), the UK is planning to host an Arria-formula meeting open to UN member states, UN entities, civil society and the media, on the “The Global Challenge of Accounting for Missing Persons from Conflict, Human Rights Abuses, Disasters,...

    posted on TUE 26 JAN 2016
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    Open Debate: Protection of Civilians

    On Tuesday (19 January), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians, which will be chaired by José Luis Cancela, Uruguay’s Vice-Minister for External Relations. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, International Committee of the Red...

    posted on FRI 15 JAN 2016
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    Arria-Formula Meeting: Responsibility to Protect and Non-State Actors

    On Monday (14 December), Council members are scheduled to hold an Arria-formula meeting, co-hosted by Chile and Spain, on the responsibility to protect (RtoP) and non-state actors. The meeting is open to all member states, observer missions and civil society....

    posted on THU 10 DEC 2015
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    Adoption of Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (9 December), the Security Council will adopt a resolution initiated by Jordan on youth, peace and security which recognises the contribution of youth in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and warns against the rise of radicalisation to violence...

    posted on TUE 8 DEC 2015
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    Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on the Protection of Civilians

    Today (25 November) the Council plans to adopt a presidential statement on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The initial draft was circulated to members last Thursday (19 November) and one round of negotiations was held on the following...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate Focused on Women and Girls

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians with a particular focus on the protection challenges of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings. Expected briefers include a...

    posted on THU 29 JAN 2015