UN Security Council condemns attacks on civilians in armed conflicts

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The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in armed conflict. This was reported on April 27 by the AhramOnline resource.

The resolution was adopted following a meeting of the UN Security Council dedicated to the topic “Protection of civilians in armed conflict.”

“The Security Council strongly condemns attacks against civilians in armed conflict,” the document says.

The UN Security Council has also demanded that all parties to armed conflicts comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, and expects the parties to adhere to the prohibition of disproportionate and indiscriminate strikes, and to take precautions in planning, deciding to strike and conducting attacks.

The UN Security Council, among other things, condemns the use of civilian hunger as a method of warfare.

The UN Security Council reiterated its demand for parties to armed conflicts to immediately introduce a long humanitarian pause to facilitate the safe, unhindered and sustainable delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as for medical evacuation and the unhindered delivery and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in conflict areas.

On April 16, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the creation of a monitoring mission in Libya to monitor the ceasefire. The group will be responsible for monitoring the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries. It will be stationed in Syroi, Libya, when security conditions permit.