Insights: Protection of Civilians

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    Adoption of Resolution on the Protection of Humanitarian Personnel

    Tomorrow (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the protection of humanitarian personnel. The resolution is a follow-up to the 19 August open briefing with Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, ICRC President Peter Maurer and Masood...

    posted on THU 28 AUG 2014
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    Briefing on the Protection of Humanitarian Workers

    Tomorrow morning (19 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict to mark World Humanitarian Day, which honours the efforts of aid workers. World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General...

    posted on MON 18 AUG 2014
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 May) Chile and Australia are cohosting an Arria-formula meeting on the challenges of protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and what role the Security Council can play in this respect. Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile) is likely to make...

    posted on THU 29 MAY 2014
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    Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians

    Tomorrow morning (12 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Lithuania, as President of the Council for the month, circulated a concept note to Council members on 3 February (S/2014/74)...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2014
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    On Monday (19 August) the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The briefers are expected to be the Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and the High Commissioner for Human...

    posted on FRI 16 AUG 2013
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    Open Debate on Protection of Journalists

    Tomorrow morning (17 July) the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of journalists under the agenda item, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is expected to brief the Council on...

    posted on TUE 16 JUL 2013
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 12 February, the Security Council will hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Briefings are expected by the Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2013
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    On Monday (25 June), the Council is scheduled to hold its semi-annual open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. (The last such debate was held on 9 November 2011.) As in the past, given the long list...

    posted on FRI 22 JUN 2012
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    The Council will hold its biannual open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict tomorrow morning (9 November). The debate will be chaired by President Aníbal Cavaco Silva of Portugal. High-level participation is also expected from Brazil, which will...

    posted on TUE 8 NOV 2011
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    Insights on Syria

    The escalation of the Syrian government’s suppression of public protests over the past weeks has led to increased pressure against Syria, including from a number of Council members. The UK and France seem interested in initiating a possible Council response...

    posted on WED 11 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will receive a briefing this afternoon, Tuesday 3 May, from the UN Special Envoy for Libya, Abdel-Elah Al-Khatib, followed by closed consultations. The briefing is expected to focus on Al-Khatib’s recent travel to Libya and participation in the...

    posted on TUE 3 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Security Council will vote at 6 pm today (Thursday, 16 March) on a resolution which imposes a no-fly zone, strengthens the sanctions regime set up by resolution 1970, calls for the protection of civilians and civilian populations and authorises...

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Libya is on the Council’s agenda again today. Council members began meeting at the expert level for a technical discussion on the draft resolution at 9 am. Council members will convene at 11 am at the permanent representative level for...

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members are meeting this morning to discuss a draft resolution on Libya circulated yesterday during informal consultations by Lebanon. The UK and France who had co-authored the resolution with Lebanon also spoke on the contents of the resolution. Council...

    posted on WED 16 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians and Afghanistan

    The Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians met yesterday (Tuesday, 8 March) to discuss Afghanistan ahead of the renewal of UNAMA’s mandate. Council experts covering protection as well as the country-specific experts on Afghanistan attended the meeting. China, however,...

    posted on WED 9 MAR 2011