UN Security Council Protection of Civilians Debate, New York
On 26th June the UN Security Council Open Debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict will allow UN Member States to respond to the UN Secretary-General’s 2012 Report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. INEW is circulating an advocacy sheet ahead of the event urging states to support that report’s recommendations to address the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas.
INVITATION Stop bombing civilians: reception, report launch and panel discussion 7pm, Tuesday 27th March Nehru Room, Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP WHAT Against the background of the horrific shelling of towns and cities in Syria, and of last year’s bombardment of urban areas in Libya, Cote d’Ivoire, South Sudan and elsewhere, the International Network on Explosive Weapons invites you to a panel discussion on bombing in populated areas at 7pm on March 27th. At the event Action... Read more
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