Posts Tagged ‘protection of civilians’

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | 31 May, 2011

This week, Israeli forces injured 13 Palestinians in weekly protests and during search‐and‐arrest operations throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Also this week, 15 members of Israeli forces were injured by stones thrown by Palestinians. Thus far in 2011, 699 Palestinians and 47 Israeli soldiers and policemen were injured in conflict‐related incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, a six per cent increase and 44 per cent decline, respectively, compared to the equivalent period of 2010. (more…)

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18 May, 2011

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 279th meeting held on 18 May 2011, discussed the issue of the protection of civilian populations in armed conflicts, on the basis of the Progress Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Development of Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians in African Union Peace Support Operations [PSC/PR/2(CCLXXIV)], as well as the statements made by the representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (more…)

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The Telegraph

April 14, 2011

A rocket attack on a residential district of Misurata has killed 23 civilians, rebels said as they warned of an impending government “massacre” if Nato does not intensify its attacks there. (more…)

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April 6, 2011

United Nations Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy is now in the Philippines to follow up on UN recommendations to protect children in areas of armed conflict. This is from a statement made by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Tuesday.

“Coomaraswamy will be here until April 9 to meet with different sectors and discuss specific plans in promoting the rights of children in conflict areas and preventing the recruitment of minors by armed groups,” the OPAPP said. (more…)

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Larry Freund
New York
22 November 2010
VOA News

The United Nations Security Council on Monday called for the protection of civilians threatened by conflict.

The 15-member Security Council adopted a statement expressing deep regret that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts.  The statement demands that all relevant parties put an end to such practices and recognizes that nations bear the primary responsibility to ensure the human rights of all individuals within their borders.


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