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Azerbaijan delivered a statement during the September 2012 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict at the Human Rights Council, in which it emphasised the distinct harms caused by the use of EWIPA, particularly in cases where children become victims. Azerbaijan also spoke at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in June 2016.[1] The statement offered a strong condemnation of all attacks on civilians and civilian structures in situations of armed conflict and expressed specific concern about the use of EWIPA. 

Azerbaijan delivered a statement on the use of EWIPA in the context of the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan at the UN Security Council’s August 2016 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict.[2] In the statement, Azerbaijan aligned itself with the UN Secretary General’s recommendation that all parties to the conflict refrain from EWIPA use, especially given the unique suffering that it causes to children.

During the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in both 2020 and 2021, Azerbaijan condemned the use of EWIPA against civilians in its territory by Armenia, highlighting the indiscriminate or disproportionate harm to civilian and civilian objects which has occurred as a result of these attacks.[3]


[1] UN Security Council, S/PV.7711 (2016). ‘UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians Meeting Transcript.’

[2] UN Security Council, S/PV.7753 (2016). ‘UN Security Council Open Debate on Children in Armed Conflict Meeting Transcript.’

[3] Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan (2020), ‘UNGA75 First Committee Statement’.; Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan (2021), UNGA76 First Committee Statement’.


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