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Resolution 2417 Five Years On: Taking Stock and…

Resolution 2417 Five Years On: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to Prevent Future Crisis

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May 24th, 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 2417, and presents an opportunity through a high-level side event during Protection of Civilians Week to reflect on implementation.
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Conflict remains the primary driver of acute food insecurity globally. In 2021, seven out of the world's ten largest food crises had conflict or violence as the primary driver of acute food insecurity.

Five years ago, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2417 and recognised the link between armed conflict and violence and conflict-induced food insecurity and the threat of famine.

Resolution 2417 strongly condemns international humanitarian law violations, such as the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, underlining that this act may constitute a war crime, and the unlawful denial of humanitarian access, depriving civilians of objects indispensable to their survival. Resolution 2417 calls on all parties to armed conflicts to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, while also reaffirming the primary responsibility of States to protect populations throughout their whole territories.

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