Protection of civilians

Introduction
4 weeks ago

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement ...

October 25, 2019  
Ireland delivering joint statement (Article 36)

On 24 October at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee in New York, seventy-one countries joined a statement led by Ireland encouraging all states to participate in international efforts to address the impacts of the use of explosive weapons in... Read more

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

June 8, 2017  
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians (Beirut, June 8, 2017) – The expected battle involving Iraqi and US-led coalition forces against the Islamic State (ISIS) in west Mosul’s Old City poses a considerable threat to civilians and civilian objects,... Read more

Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit

May 16, 2016  
© Marc Garlasco

At the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Istanbul this May 23-4, states, NGOs and other stakeholders can make commitments to action to advance the agenda of the Summit. With the use of explosive weapons in populated areas highlighted... Read more

More states express support for new standards on exp...

January 27, 2016

Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...

November 11, 2015

UK turns back on UN protection of civilians

November 5, 2015

Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...

October 27, 2015
The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recor...
September 30, 2015
States support development of a political commitment...
September 28, 2015
The UK Says It Is a Global Humanitarian Leader, So W...
September 16, 2015
Refusal to condemn cluster munition use undermines U...
September 8, 2015
UK tries to block international condemnation of bann...
September 7, 2015
Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities m...
July 3, 2015
Round up: Meetings in Geneva highlight explosive wea...
June 29, 2015
States acknowledge impact of explosive weapons at UN...
June 26, 2015
37 countries commit to protect education from attack...
June 11, 2015
States must address explosive weapons at UN debate o...
June 5, 2015
States must address threat to civilian protection po...
May 11, 2015
Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and ...
March 18, 2015
“Failing Syria”: Humanitarian organisati...
March 12, 2015
“Indiscriminate harm”: explosive weapons...
February 11, 2015
States should highlight explosive weapons at UN prot...
January 15, 2015
Explosive weapons at the UN First Committee: INEW si...
November 12, 2014