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INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

October 28, 2014

UN General Assembly’s First Committee, October 2014 We associate the bombing and bombardment of towns and cities with the inhumanity Read More

UN First Committee Side Event: The impact of explosive weapons in populated areas

UN First Committee Side Event: The impact of explosive weapons in populated areas

October 23, 2014

 Gabriella Irsten | Reaching Critical Will of WILPF In partnership with the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), Austria hosted Read More

PAX: Explosive weapons pose unacceptable risk to civilians

PAX: Explosive weapons pose unacceptable risk to civilians

October 22, 2014

Every year explosive weapons, such as bombs, grenades and rockets, on towns and villages, kill and wound large numbers of Read More

Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

September 4, 2014

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, convened Read More

INEW outreach to UN Secretary-General and Security Council on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

INEW outreach to UN Secretary-General and Security Council on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

August 29, 2014

The heads of organisations that make up the International Network on Explosive Weapons have written to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Read More

Gaza highlights need for new international commitment on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Gaza highlights need for new international commitment on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

August 7, 2014

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas was by far the leading cause of deaths and injuries to civilians during Read More

AOAV: “Catastrophic effect”: Explosive weapons and the children of Gaza

AOAV: “Catastrophic effect”: Explosive weapons and the children of Gaza

July 16, 2014

AOAV welcomes today’s ceasefire proposals which attempt to halt the latest outbreak of explosive violence in the Gaza strip and southern Israel. Read More

Article 36: The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza

Article 36: The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza

July 15, 2014

The ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza illustrates again the urgent need for the international community to set  stronger standards Read More

Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

June 16, 2014

Norway is hosting an expert meeting on explosive weapons in Oslo on 17-18 June. It is a follow up to Read More

AOAV report reveals major increase in global civilian casualties from explosive weapons

AOAV report reveals major increase in global civilian casualties from explosive weapons

May 14, 2014

New data released today by UK-NGO Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) shows that civilian deaths and injuries in 2013 from Read More

Norway to host meeting on explosive weapons

Norway to host meeting on explosive weapons

April 23, 2014

Norway has announced that it will host an expert meeting on explosive weapons in Oslo, Norway on 17-18 June. The Read More

INEW briefing paper: Addressing the impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

INEW briefing paper: Addressing the impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

April 7, 2014

This INEW briefing paper explains the impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and types that are Read More

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