Insights: Protection of Civilians

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    Videoconference on Conflict-induced Hunger

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 September), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) on conflict-induced food insecurity and the risk of famine, including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2020
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    Open VTC on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (27 May) Security Council members will hold a high-level open videoconference (VTC) to discuss the Secretary-General’s annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The meeting format is traditionally an open debate. Although Council members will deliver...

    posted on TUE 26 MAY 2020
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    Presidential Statement on Conflict-induced Hunger

    Tomorrow (29 April) the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on conflict-induced hunger. Negotiations on the draft statement have been ongoing throughout April after the Dominican Republic circulated a draft text at the start of the month,...

    posted on TUE 28 APR 2020
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    Protection of Civilians from Conflict-Induced Hunger

    On Tuesday (21 April), the Security Council will hold an open videoconference meeting on the “Protection of civilians from conflict-induced hunger”. Briefings are expected by the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu; the Executive Director of the World...

    posted on MON 20 APR 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Advancing the Safety and Security of Persons belonging to Religious Minorities in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (22 August) an open Arria-formula meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the ECOSOC chamber on: “Advancing the safety and security of persons belonging to religious minorities in armed conflict”. The meeting has been organised by Poland in...

    posted on WED 21 AUG 2019
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    In Hindsight: Persons with Disabilities in Conflict

    Last Thursday (20 June), the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2475 on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict. In the end, the resolution—which was an initiative of Poland and the UK—had 68 cosponsors. It represents the first...

    posted on FRI 28 JUN 2019
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    Missing Persons in Armed Conflict Briefing and Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (11 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on “missing persons in armed conflict” under the protection of civilians agenda item. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, will preside....

    posted on MON 10 JUN 2019
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    Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Open Debate

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on the “Protection of civilians in armed conflict”. The open debate, which will be chaired by Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, is expected to be at...

    posted on WED 22 MAY 2019
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    UN High Commissioner for Refugees Briefing

    Tomorrow (9 April), UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is expected to brief the Security Council. The briefing will take place under the agenda item “Briefing by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees”. Germany, the Council President for...

    posted on MON 8 APR 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Protecting Medical Care in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow morning (21 December), there will be an Arria-formula meeting at 11 a.m.in the ECOSOC chamber, open to all member states and to civil society, on “Protecting medical care in armed conflict – from policy to practice”.The meeting is organised...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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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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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Vote Today on Draft Resolution*

    Today (1 June), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution proposed by Kuwait focusing on the protection of civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza. Prior to this vote, there may be a...

    posted on FRI 1 JUN 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