NGOs Jointly Urge Member States to Address Food Insecurity and Civilian Protection in Lead-up to UN Security Council Debate

Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), alongside 19 other leading organizations working to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflict (PoC), have published a joint statement ahead of the May 23rd UN Security Council Open Debate at the sixth edition of PoC Week. This statement calls for UN Member States…

Security Council Overcomes Division to Adopt a MINUSMA Mandate that Advances Protection of Civilians Language

By Josh Jorgensen and Seán Smith   On Tuesday, June 29th, the UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, for another year. During negotiations, Council members were grappling with the impact of significant shifts that occurred over the last year in MINUSMA’s operating environment – two coups d’état;…