Geneva, 17 June: States agree on final text of Political Declaration on use of Explosive Weapons in populated areas

This post was originally published by INEW. States Agree on Final Text of Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons The text of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons was finalized todayin Geneva with overwhelming support from states. A group of states have already expressed intentions to sign the declaration or […]

Geneva, 16 June 2022: Ireland to present final draft of declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

On Friday 17 June, at the UN Palais in Geneva, Ireland will present the final draft of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.

Adoption of Explosive Weapons Declaration is a major milestone in the protection of civilians

States, civil society, and international organisations will convene in Geneva on June 17 to finalize a landmark international agreement on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Protection of Civilians: Demanding Better from the British Government

AOAV is one of eleven civil society organisations that are asking for more to be done to ensure accountability and transparency in the protection of civilians during conflict. A 2021 report by the New York Times revealed critical failures by Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) to prevent, respond to, and be held accountable for civilian harm in Iraq and Syria. These developments need to have important implications for the way the UK approaches civilian

Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Conflict (2022)

AOAV is proud to be one of the endorsing NGOs for the Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Conflicts, ahead of the UN’s annual open debate on the protection of civilians (POC) in armed conflict. Over the past year, the devastating impact of urban warfare on civilians has been made increasingly clear, especially the parallel direct and indirect, short-term and long-term nature of urban warfare’s effects on civilians and civilian infrastructure.

EWIPA and Civilian Harm: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Report of the Secretary-General (UNSC S/2022/381)

AOAV’s work in monitoring data on explosive weapons and casualties is the backbone of our own advocacy work and research, but it’s also a key driver behind the widespread civil society push to end the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA). To this end, our data is used in vital resolutions and consultations […]