UN Security Council

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

The heads of organisations that make up the International Network on Explosive Weapons have written to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and to the Permanent Representatives of the 15 member states of the Security Council to express concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Against the background of mounting civilian casualties and widespread destruction from artillery, rockets and airdropped bombs in the towns and cities of Gaza, Syria, Ukraine, the letters call for an international commitment to prevent... Read more

UN Security Council’s protection of civilians’ debate raises concerns over explosive weapons

On Monday 19 August 2013, the United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, under the Argentinean presidency.