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UN Secretary General calls on states to engage in process to develop a political declaration on explosive weapons

May 22, 2017

In his first report to the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, UN Secretary-General António Read More

Operating under fire: The Effects of Explosive Weapons on Health Care in the East of Ukraine

May 18, 2017

Today, Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and PAX released a report documenting the severe humanitarian impact of the use Read More

Reported civilian deaths from explosive weapons increase again in 2016: Latest AOAV data

May 15, 2017

Today, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) released the annual report of their Explosive Violence Monitoring Project, which monitors deaths and Read More

UN protection of civilians debate on 25 May: Recommendations to states

May 9, 2017

On 25 May, states will gather for an open debate on the protection of civilians and healthcare in armed conflict Read More

Civilians in Mosul must be protected from the use of explosive weapons

Civilians in Mosul must be protected from the use of explosive weapons

April 20, 2017

In February, Iraq and its international allies, including the US, commenced a military offensive to take control from ISIS of Read More

Psychological impacts on children in Syria, displacement to Europe: new INEW member reports on impacts of explosive weapons

Psychological impacts on children in Syria, displacement to Europe: new INEW member reports on impacts of explosive weapons

April 4, 2017

In a new report based on research with over 400 children and adults living through the conflict in seven governorates of Read More

Syria bombed, lives to be rebuilt: Voices of victims collected by Handicap International

Syria bombed, lives to be rebuilt: Voices of victims collected by Handicap International

March 15, 2017

Today in Brussels, INEW member Handicap International launched a new exhibition of the stories of victims of explosive weapons from Read More

Discussion on explosive weapons at international forums during late 2016

Discussion on explosive weapons at international forums during late 2016

December 20, 2016

During the last part of this year, the devastating harm caused and the need for international action on the use Read More

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

October 13, 2016

Delivered by Alma Taslidzan Al-Osta, Handicap International, 13 October 2016 The bombing and shelling of towns and cities continues to Read More

INEW intervention on key elements of a political declaration

INEW intervention on key elements of a political declaration

October 4, 2016

This statement was given to the meeting of states held on 4 October 2016 to discuss an international response to Read More

States meeting to discuss political declaration addressing civilian harm caused by explosive weapons

States meeting to discuss political declaration addressing civilian harm caused by explosive weapons

October 4, 2016

Today in New York, states are meeting to discuss how the international community should respond to the harm to civilians caused Read More

New reports on displacement and wide area effect explosive weapons

New reports on displacement and wide area effect explosive weapons

October 3, 2016

Reports released by INEW members over the past week have highlighted the strong correlation between the use of explosive weapons in Read More

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