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States highlight humanitarian harm caused by explosive weapons, at UN meeting

States highlight humanitarian harm caused by explosive weapons, at UN meeting

November 16, 2015

At the 2015 Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), which met in Geneva from Read More

Ban Ki-Moon and ICRC president call for curb on explosive weapons use, as states move towards a commitment

Ban Ki-Moon and ICRC president call for curb on explosive weapons use, as states move towards a commitment

November 11, 2015

On 31 October, as First Committee delegates contemplated their voting instructions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Committee of the Red Read More

ICRC highlights explosive weapons in report on “International humanitarian law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts”

ICRC highlights explosive weapons in report on “International humanitarian law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts”

October 31, 2015

In advance of 32nd Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva this December, the International Committee of Read More

Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

October 27, 2015

On 19 October 2015 Austria hosted a side event to the UN General Assembly First Committee on protecting civilians from Read More

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly First Committee

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly First Committee

October 16, 2015

On Friday 16 October INEW delivered the following statement to the UN General Assembly First Committee: Statement by the International Read More

Governments should address explosive weapons at UN General Assembly First Committee

Governments should address explosive weapons at UN General Assembly First Committee

October 8, 2015

The UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security will meet between the 8 October add 9 November this year. Read More

The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recording and bombing in populated areas

The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recording and bombing in populated areas

September 30, 2015

Syrian casualty data shows children most likely to be killed by bombs and shells by Thomas Nash In an editorial accompanying a Read More

States support the development of a political commitment on explosive weapons

States support the development of a political commitment on explosive weapons

September 28, 2015

A group of governments, UN agencies, and civil society organisations affiliated with the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) met in Vienna Read More

Yemen, Ukraine, Libya and the broader impact of explosive weapons: new reports

Yemen, Ukraine, Libya and the broader impact of explosive weapons: new reports

September 22, 2015

With states meeting in Vienna this week for discussions aimed at better protecting civilians from bombing and bombardment in towns and Read More

Press release: Governments meet in Vienna to tackle bombing and bombardment in towns and cities

Press release: Governments meet in Vienna to tackle bombing and bombardment in towns and cities

September 20, 2015

Vienna, 20 September 2015: Governments will meet in Vienna tomorrow for a two-day meeting aimed at better protecting civilians from Read More

INEW policy on barrel bombs

INEW policy on barrel bombs

September 18, 2015

  With international concern at the death, injury and devastation caused to civilians by barrel bombs in Syria consistent and Read More

The harm caused by explosive weapons around the world: Recent research and policy analysis

The harm caused by explosive weapons around the world: Recent research and policy analysis

September 17, 2015

On 21 and 22 September, Austria and UN OCHA have invited interested states, international and civil society organisations to join discussions in Read More

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