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(Part 1) Protection of civilians in armed conflict - Security Council, 8534th meeting
23 May 2019 -  The open debate will consider the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, which will be issued in advance of the open debate. The open debate will also be held in the context of the seventieth anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the twentieth anniversary of the Security Council seizing the matter of the protection of civilians in armed conflict as an item on its agenda by holding its first open debate, issuing a statement by the President of the Council (S/PRST/1999/6) and adopting its resolution 1265 (1999).
Given that this open debate marks the twentieth anniversary of the item entitled “Protection of civilians in armed conflict” on the agenda of the Security Council, interventions may focus on the relevant experiences of Member States, including: (a) steps that have been taken to advance the protection of civilians; (b) challenges faced by Member States in the implementation of the protection of civilians agenda; and (c) the proposed recommendations or commitments of Member States to advance the agenda in the future.
The meeting will be chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno L.P. Marsudi.
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