After months of interruption due to COVID-19, diplomatic negotiations on developing international agreement against bombing in populated areas have resumed. Starting today and until March 5, States will meet online to discuss the draft proposed for an international agreement against this scourge.
Two days before States will restart negotiating on the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, more than 210 French & German Parliamentarians have published today a joint parliamentary call to Ministers of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration (US) has imposed a “temporary freeze” on U.S. arms sales to parties to Yemen conflict. This review process will take time, but HI welcomes it as a first step to stop fueling the conflict in Yemen.
UN Security Council must assure continued cross-border access.
Twenty-one aid organisations working in Yemen remain extremely concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the designation of Ansar Allah as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) and Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) which came into effect on 19 January.
Most girls with disabilities do not have the opportunity to access education and to thrive in school. They are exposed to multiple discrimination owing to their identity as girls and as children with disabilities. Comprehensive measures are needed to ensure their right to inclusive and quality education.
The Meeting of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Executive Board started yesterday, and it is hosted virtually.
On 6th of January, the National Defense Commission of the Belgian Federal Parliament met to discuss a draft resolution on EWIPA.
The pandemic has made 2020 an unusual year, kept us physically far from each other but united more than ever to show that humanitarian disarmament is as relevant, and perhaps even more relevant, than before this pandemic.