Hosted by Austria and OCHA, this event will take place between 08.15-09.45 in Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Discussion will focus on evidence about the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas, including long-term effects and damage to infrastructure. It will examine how the protection of civilians from this harm can be improved through changing policy and practice, and how dialogue amongst humanitarian actors on this issue can be enhanced. The panel, chaired by Ambassador Thomas Hajnoczi of Austria, will... Read more
INEW calls on states to use the opportunity provided by the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Children in Armed Conflict on 18 June 2015 to address the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Title of the meeting will be: “Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas: humanitarian, legal, technical and military aspects”
First Preparatory Committee in Geneva for the First Review Conference of the CCM in September 2015
See INEW’s Advocacy Sheet circulated in advance of the debate.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Chatham House are convening an expert meeting on reducing the humanitarian impact on the use of explosive weapons, held at Chatham House in London from 23-24 September 2013. The meeting will look at different types of explosive weapons and their impact, the experiences of countries affected by explosive weapons, and ways to mitigate the impacts of explosive weapon use in populated areas. Participants will be invited directly and... Read more
See the briefing paper “Explosive Weapons and the Protection of Civilians” by the International Network on Explosive Weapons ahead of the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians, 19 August 2013.