Insights: Protection of Civilians

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    Briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    Tomorrow (18 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. The meeting will take place under the agenda item “Briefing by the United...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2020
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    Presidential Statement on International Humanitarian Law

    This afternoon (20 August), the Council is set to adopt a presidential statement drafted by Poland, focusing on international humanitarian law. This is to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the universally ratified four Geneva Conventions, which regulate...

    posted on TUE 20 AUG 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Refugees, Displaced Persons and Returnees

    Tomorrow (24 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting on: “Responding effectively to the needs of refugees, displaced persons and returnees: the role of the United Nations Security Council and its members.” The anticipated briefers are:...

    posted on SUN 23 JUN 2019
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    Children and Armed Conflict: Arria-formula Meeting on “Protection of Boys and Girls in Shrinking Humanitarian Space”

    Tomorrow morning (12 February) at 10 am in Conference Room 6 there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on the protection of children affected by armed conflict in contexts where humanitarian space is shrinking, with a specific focus on the...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2019
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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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    Protection of Civilians: Ministerial-level Open Debate

    Tomorrow (22 May), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The debate will be chaired by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz of Poland, which holds the presidency of the Council this...

    posted on MON 21 MAY 2018
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    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 Attacks on Schools

    Tomorrow morning (13 October), France, Italy, Sweden and Uruguay are organising an Arria-formula meeting on the issue of attacks on schools. The briefers will be Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba; Joy Bishara, one of the female...

    posted on THU 12 OCT 2017
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    Briefing on Mine Action and Explosive Threat Mitigation

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold a briefing tomorrow (13 June) under the agenda item maintenance of international peace and security with the title “Comprehensive Approach to Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Threat Mitigation.” Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on MON 12 JUN 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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    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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    Briefing on the challenges of policing within a protection of civilians mandate

    On Friday (13 November), the Council will be briefed on the challenges of policing within a protection of civilians mandate. Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief. Other briefers will include: Pascal Champion, Police Commissioner of...

    posted on TUE 10 NOV 2015
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    Briefing and resolution on 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide

    Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (via video teleconference) are expected to brief....

    posted on MON 6 JUL 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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    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