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July 21, 2021

Article 36 is seeking a skilled and experienced researcher to provide thematic and country-level research and analysis for the Explosive Weapons Monitor project.

Launch of the Explosive Weapons Monitor 

June 21, 2021

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) is launching a new civil society initiative – the Explosive Weapons Monitor – Read More

UN Security Council Virtual Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Conflict

June 1, 2021

A short report on the UN Security Council’s virtual debate on the Secretary General’s recent report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Image: © UN Photo

INEW delivers statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the use of explosive weapons in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

May 26, 2021

INEW statement on the use of explosive weapons, delivered by Laura Boillot to the Human Rights Council – Special session to address the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including East Jerusalem

Media release: A decade’s data: 9/10 casualties in armed conflicts are civilians when explosive weapons are used in towns and cities

May 25, 2021

PDF version (Tuesday, May 25, 2021) – Over the past ten years Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), an INEW member, Read More

A decade of data highlights heavy toll explosive weapon use in towns and cities has on civilians 

May 25, 2021

Over the past ten years Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), an INEW member, has collected data documenting the impact of Read More

UN Secretary-General decries devastating impact of explosive weapons in latest annual report on the protection of civilians in conflict

May 20, 2021

In his new report on the protection of civilians in conflict, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasises that, over the last year, civilians continued to bear the brunt of military operations and calls for parties to conflict to avoid the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

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UN Security Council urges more action to protect critical civilian infrastructure during conflict

May 17, 2021

On 27 April, the UN Security Council held an open debate on “Critical Infrastructure: The Protection of Objects Indispensable to Read More

New INEW briefing: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

May 13, 2021

Ahead of the UN Security Council’s open debate on the protection of civilians in conflict, INEW’s latest briefing calls for a clear collective commitment to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

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