Insights: Protection of Civilians

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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
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    Protection of Journalists Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (27 May), the Security Council will hold a high-level debate on the protection of journalists in conflict situations. The meeting will be chaired by Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevičius, with briefings by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Secretary-General of Reporters...

    posted on TUE 26 MAY 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
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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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    Arria Formula Meeting on Protecting Journalists

    Tomorrow (13 December) Security Council members will hold an Arria formula meeting on the protection of journalists that will be co-chaired by Ambassador Gérard Araud (France) and Ambassador Gert Rosenthal (Guatemala). Arria formula meetings are informal gatherings which enable Council...

    posted on THU 12 DEC 2013
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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