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Genève (CICR) - Pour célébrer l'anniversaire des Conventions de Genève le 12 août, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) lance une nouvelle base de données dans le cadre de l'importante étude menée par l'institution sur le droit international humanitaire coutumier.
Élaborée en association avec la Croix-Rouge britannique, cette base de données devrait servir de référence juridique dans les conflits armés internationaux et non internationaux et être notamment utilisée par les tribunaux et les organisations internationales.
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Geneva (ICRC) - To mark the 12 August anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is launching a new database of the organization's major study of customary international humanitarian law.
Developed in association with the British Red Cross, the database is designed to be used as a legal reference in international and non-international armed conflicts, including by courts, tribunals and international organizations.
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Expressing deep regret that civilians continued to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts, the Security Council reaffirmed today its readiness to respond to the targeting of civilians and the blocking of humanitarian aid, as it opened a day-long debate on the matter.
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6151e séance – matin & après-midi
Le Secrétaire général préconise une « action déterminée » répondant à cinq défis fondamentaux
Dix ans après avoir débattu pour la première fois du sujet, le Conseil de sécurité et les États Membres de l'Organisation qu'il avait conviés à sa table ont commenté aujourd'hui les propositions du Secrétaire général en faveur du renforcement de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé.
6151st Meeting (AM & PM)
Concerns about Impunity, Sexual Violence As Tactic of War, Lack of Humanitarian Access Dominate Day-long Debate
The sorrow and brutality of war continued to be felt by untold millions of civilians trapped by conflict or forced into flight, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today.
The present report examines the challenges faced by the United Nations and its partners in providing professional mediation assistance to parties in conflict. It describes the need for experienced and knowledgeable mediators and support teams, with women adequately represented, and sufficient resources to provide assistance at an early stage to help parties design and pursue processes that will address the root causes of their conflicts, overcome obstacles that block progress, and achieve agreements that lead to sustainable peace.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It's a great pleasure to meet you.
Human Rights Council
Concludes General Debate Welcoming New High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Human Rights Council this morning heard a presentation from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict after concluding its general debate with the new High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Geneva, 9 September 2008 - Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, presents her report to the Human Rights Council today.
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New York, 30 January 2008 - Ms. Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Children and Armed Conflict presented the Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (A/32/609-S/2007/757) during a press conference today.
The recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is taking place in more than one dozen countries around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report, calling for further measures to combat the scourge.
The practice continues in Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Uganda, Mr.
The Security Council in 2007 focused intensive efforts on resolving, monitoring and managing a daunting range of complex situations already on its agenda, in concert with the new Secretary-General, developing groundbreaking peacekeeping arrangements and other innovative strategies aimed at strengthening global security.
Point 66 a) de l'ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l'enfant
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Agenda item 66 (a)
Promotion and protection of the rights of children
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the protection of civilians in armed conflict must remain an absolute priority, noting that even though the number of hostilities around the world has decreased, millions of men, women and children continue to bear the brunt of war.
"In conflicts around the world, civilians continue to be killed, maimed, raped, displaced and unable to meet their basic needs," Mr.
Sixty-second General Assembly
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A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.
5776th Meeting* (AM & PM)
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Sixty-second General Assembly
32nd & 33rd Meetings (AM & PM)
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1. The present sixth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted in accordance with Security Council resolutions 1674 (2006) and 1738 (2006).