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

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, convened a second informal meeting of governmental, military and other experts on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Oslo from 17-18 June 2014. Summary of the meeting, based on OCHA’s meeting report: - Encouragingly, there is increasing recognition among Member States and other key actors of the importance of the issue and... Read more

International expert meeting held on humanitarian impact of explosive weapons

Chatham House and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted the first meeting of international experts on explosive weapons, from 23-24 September 2013 in London. Building on concerns raised by the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), the UN Secretary-General, and the ICRC, the meeting sought to explore measures to reduce the impact of explosive weapons on civilians. The 51 participants included governmental/military experts from Australia, Austria, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, the United Kingdom and United States of... Read more

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