United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will brief the Security Council on his annual report on the protection of civilians during a virtual open debate on 27 May. In his report, he denounces the practice of bombing populated areas and the disastrous consequences for civilians, and supports the current diplomatic effort to develop a political declaration […]
This online session, facilitated by HI, was aimed to break the silos dividing the road-safety and other sectors, with a view to discuss about addressing inequalities, during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Protection of Civilians Week will take place next week, from May 27th to June 1st, starting with the UN Security Council Open Debate. 22 civil society actors are calling the UN Security Council, Member States, and the UN System to take urgent steps to protect civilians living in armed conflict.
Today starts the 73rd Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA). Exceptionally and for the first time, the Assembly will be organized online and with a unique point to the agenda: the COVID-19 health response.
Published right after the launch of the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, this report aims to support their uptake and promote learning by example.
The United Nations today presented its revised Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pledging conference, hosted by the European Commission and its partners on May 4th, marked a good start to mobilise adequate resources to tackle the pandemic.
HI has published key comments and recommendations on the draft political declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from Humanitarian Harm arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas, shared by the Government of Ireland on 17 March 2020.
Yesterday, a fatal shooting incident targeting a vehicle of the World Health Organization (WHO) carrying COVID-19 test samples killed an aid worker in Rakhine State, Myanmar. 16 organizations, including HI, jointly react to the dramatic event.