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INEW statement to the first Geneva Consultation “Towards a Political Declaration to Address the Humanitarian Harm Arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas”

November 18, 2019

INEW statement Geneva Consultations: “Towards a Political Declaration to Address the Humanitarian Harm Arising from the use of Explosive Weapons Read More

First Committee 2019 update – week 3

October 28, 2019

A particular highlight of the conventional weapons debate was the joint statement on explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA), coordinated Read More

Ireland reading statement

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement to UN General Assembly

October 25, 2019

On 24 October at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee in New York, seventy-one countries joined a statement led by Read More

First Committee 2019 update – week 2

October 23, 2019

In the second week of general debate, Angola, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, San Marino, Switzerland all raised concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, alongside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW).

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

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First Committee 2019 update – week 1

October 17, 2019

In the opening couple of days of First Committee, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, and Uruguay both raised the issue of explosive weapons in populated areas, and referenced the recent meeting on this theme which took place in Vienna on 1-2 October 2019. The Vienna Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare was hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and saw the participation of 133 states as well as international organisations and civil society and concluded with plans to start discussions for an international political declaration through a meeting in Geneva on 18 November 2018.
[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

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