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Turkey’s operations in north-eastern Syria: The devastating impact of explosive weapons

October 17, 2019

The escalation of hostilities in north-eastern Syria once again illustrates the urgent need for the international community to take decisive political action that will set a stronger standard for civilian protection from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Photo: © Save the Children

Philippe Kropf/OCHA

First Committee 2019 update – week 1

October 17, 2019

Photo credit: Philippe Kropf/OCHA

INEW briefing on protecting civilians from explosive weapons, October 2019

October 17, 2019

INEW briefing on protecting civilians EWIPA UNGA2019

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee 2019

October 17, 2019

Photo credit: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

Vienna Conference marks turning point as states support negotiation of an international political declaration on explosive weapons

October 2, 2019

Vienna Conference marks a turning point as states support negotiation of an international political declaration on explosive weapons 133 countries Read More

INEW statement at the Vienna Conference on Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare

October 2, 2019

INEW statement at Vienna conference on urban warfare

Press release: Stop bombing and shelling in towns and cities – NGOs call for action to protect and assist civilians in urban conflicts

September 30, 2019

Vienna, October 1-2, 2019 – Governments, UN agencies, international organisations and civil society will meet at the Vienna Conference on Read More

The Vienna Conference on Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare

September 26, 2019

International attention has grown over the last decade on the humanitarian problems caused by the bombing and shelling of towns Read More

INEW bulletin #26

July 31, 2019

INEW bulletin #26

UN Secretary General repeats call on states to support process to develop a political declaration on explosive weapons

May 20, 2019

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Security Council’s inclusion of the protection of civilians as an item in its Read More

In his 20th anniversary report on the protection of civilians, UN Secretary-General once again raises serious concerns over use of explosive weapons in populated areas

May 20, 2019

New report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict issued on 7 May 2019  In his new report on the Read More

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

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