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Headlines (last 30 days)
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack in Afghanistan. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Two million Afghan children cannot reach their full potential due to undernutrition. 2 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Scores of children among casualties in Kabul attack - UNICEF. 1 Jul 2019
Most read reports
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- USAID: USAID Launches National Agricultural Education Conference [EN/Dari]. 17 Jul 2019
- WHO: WHO Afghanistan Situation Report - June 2019. 18 Jul 2019
- USAID: Regional Agricultural Development Program - South (RADP-South) (Oct 2013 – Oct 2017). 16 Jul 2019
- ACTED: Driving improvements in agriculture through better education. 16 Jul 2019
Sixty-third General Assembly
on Responsibility to Protect (AM)
Concept Should Remain 'Important Aspiration', President Says, Calling on States to Fix 'Broken' Collective Security System
Vowing to break the world's paralysis in the face of mass atrocities typified by the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge killing fields and the Rwanda genocide, delegates in the General Assembly grappled today with how -– and whether -– to implement the responsibility to protect (R2P) doctrine, during a half-day informal interactive dialogue.
With the General Assembly holding its first ever thematic debate on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide or other war crimes, a diverse panel of academics struggled today during a press conference to find common ground on how the concept, seen by some developing nations as a Western ploy to meddle in their domestic affairs, could ever be fairly or effectively applied.
Among weapons used in armed conflict, rape and other forms of sexual violence are especially pernicious. They can inflict severe physical pain and suffering, as well as deleterious long-term emotional and psychosocial consequences for the individual survivor-victim and for his or her community. While military codes since at least the fourteenth century have outlawed rape, until relatively recently rape committed during conflict was conceived of as an inevitable, if unlawful, consequence of war.
6005th Meeting (AM & PM)
Hears 50 Speakers in Day-Long Debate on 'Women and Peace and Security',
Reaffirms Commitment to Implementation of Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008)
After a day-long debate on "Women, peace and security", in which more than 50 speakers participated, the Security Council today issued a strong condemnation of all violations of international law committed against women and girls during and after armed conflicts.