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Joint statement: 22 NGOs call for action to strengthen the protection of civilians in armed conflict

, Index number: IOR 40/0424/2019

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Security Council taking up the protection of civilians in armed conflict on its agenda.This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. We collectively urge Security Council members, the UN Secretary-General, and all UN Member States to take full advantage of the opportunity of these important anniversaries to meaningfully improve civilian protection in country-specific situations and advance an ambitious vision for the protection of civilians agenda.

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