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INEW launches International Parliamentary Appeal

March 20, 2019

Today INEW launches its International Parliamentary Appeal calling on members of legislative bodies such as Parliament and Congress to urgently Read More

Communiqué from Regional Meeting on Protecting Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (Santiago, Chile)

December 12, 2018

Santiago Regional Meeting on Protecting Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Santiago Communiqué Representatives of 23 Read More

Regional meeting on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Santiago, Chile, 5-6 December 2018

November 12, 2018

With a view to building support towards providing greater protection to civilians in conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Read More

UN General Assembly First Committee: Fifty states deliver joint statement on explosive weapons in populated areas

November 7, 2018

In an unprecedented joint statement at the meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, fifty states expressed grave concern over the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan annual protection of civilians report highlights continued impact of explosive weapons

June 7, 2018

In its 2017 annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Read More

UN Secretary-General’s new Agenda for Disarmament discusses mitigating the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons use in populated areas

May 31, 2018

In his speech and report to launch the new agenda for disarmament , “Securing our Common Future – An Agenda for Read More

INEW side event on EWIPA and the protection of civilians, New York

INEW side event on EWIPA and the protection of civilians, New York

May 23, 2018

On 23 May in New York, the day after the UN Security Council open debate on the Protection of Civilians, Read More

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UN Secretary-General once again raises serious protection concerns over use of explosive weapons in populated areas

May 21, 2018

New report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict issued on 14 May 2018 In his new report on the Read More

Weapons choice in Syria and Iraq has devastating impact on civilians

April 24, 2018

Most recently, in early 2018, the opposition-stronghold of Eastern Ghouta came under heavy bombardment – including artillery shelling, mortar fire, Read More

Communique from Maputo regional conference on the protection of civlians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Communique from Maputo regional conference on the protection of civlians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

November 28, 2017

Maputo Regional Meeting on Protecting Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Communique Representatives of 19 African Read More

(c) Hannah Lucinda Smith

INEW statement at UN CCW meeting, 24 November 2017

November 24, 2017

Statement by the International Network on Explosive Weapons to the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Mr. Steve Goose, 24 Read More

Photo © Marc Garlasco

Providing an effective response to the harm from explosive weapons

November 23, 2017

This paper presents various aspects of the harm and suffering that civilians experience resulting from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, and considers how an international political declaration on explosive weapons could be a powerful tool to respond to this harm.

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