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Security Council considers protection of civilians in armed conflict and stronger peacekeeping mandates

A wide view of the Security Council open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. 19 August 2013 New York, United NationsDespite recent strides in strengthening the ability of the United Nations to protect civilians, conflicts around the world were still characterized by a “prevailing disrespect” for the core principles of international humanitarian law, top officials warned the Security Council today. Briefing the Council ahead of a Continue reading

Argentina assumes presidency of the Security Council for August and announces its programme of work

Wide view of the Security Council during its meeting on the situation in Cyprus. The Council voted to adopt resolution 2114 (2013) to extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2014. 30 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe Security Council’s work for August would include two open debates, respectively, on the cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations, and on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Permanent Representative of Argentina, María Cristina Perceval, said today at Headquarters as she Continue reading