Insights: Protection of Civilians

  1. Insights

    Conflict and Hunger: Briefing

    Tomorrow (23 March), the Security Council is convening a briefing on conflict and hunger, to be chaired by Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag. Briefings are expected from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, and...

    posted on THU 22 MAR 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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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Risk of Famine in Conflict-Affected Areas

    On Friday (16 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula open meeting on the risk of famine in the conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. The session is being co-hosted by the A3 (the three...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 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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    Open Debate on Forced Labour, Slavery and Other Similar Practices

    On Tuesday (14 March), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labour, slavery and other similar practices”, held under the Council agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”. The...

    posted on FRI 10 MAR 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 Food Security and Peace

    Tomorrow morning (29 March), Ambassador Ismael Gaspar Martins (Angola) and Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain) will co-chair an Arria-formula meeting on food security, nutrition, and peace. Members are expected to discuss the interlinkages between food security and peace in the context...

    posted on MON 28 MAR 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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    Briefing on Trafficking in Persons in Situations of Conflict

    On Wednesday (16 December), the US has organised a briefing on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief along with Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

    posted on TUE 15 DEC 2015
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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