Ensuring Civilian Safety: The Vital Importance of Protection and Preparedness

In February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Mariia Levchenko was working for an international organization in Kyiv. Like millions of others, she suddenly found herself in the midst of turmoil, facing the harsh reality of inadequate protection of civilians from Russian attacks and subsequent disordered evacuations. Mariia’s firsthand experience serves as…

Sahr Muhammedally addresses a UN committee on explosive weapons in cities

CIVIC’s MENA Director Addresses UN Committee on Explosive Weapons in Cities

CIVIC’s Sahr Muhammedally delivered a statement from the International Network on Explosive Weapons to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on International Security and Disarmament on Monday. Thank you for the opportunity to address the First Committee today on behalf of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). I will lay out our concerns over the…