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Humanitarian Carve Outs for UN Sanctions Regimes…

Humanitarian Carve Outs for UN Sanctions Regimes: The Impact and Implementation of Resolution 2664

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The UN assesses that 339 million people will require humanitarian aid this year just to survive. Almost one third of these people live in countries subject to UN sanctions. These sanctions are an important tool the UN Security Council employs to maintain peace and security. While UN sanctions do not in most cases impede the delivery of humanitarian assistance, the Council has a responsibility to mitigate any inadvertent impacts that might occur.
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The event, which will take place during the 5th edition of UN Protection of Civilians Week 2023, will bring together UN Member States, humanitarian organizations, and civil society. It aims to facilitate a discussion on the implications of Resolution 2664 and the practical steps that need to be taken to ensure the resolution's full and effective implementation.

The discussion will be guided by the following questions:

  1. What were the biggest challenges and achievements in the adoption of Resolution 2664?
  2. What are the implications of Resolution 2664 for safeguarding effective and principled humanitarian action?
  3. What are the concrete steps that must be taken at national, regional and international levels to make progress towards the implementation of the resolution?
  4. What are the responsibilities and obligations of humanitarian organizations to comply with reporting requirements in order to ensure the success of Resolution 2664?
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