Unarmed Civilian Protection: Has its Time come?
Press Clip Source: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Written By: UNITAR
Date: September 4, 2012
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UNITAR co-organized a Briefing and Dialogue on “Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: Has Its Time Come?” in cooperation with Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), the Manchester University Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute and the Permanent Missions of Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica and the Philippines on 20 September 2012. The event was held at the Palais des Nations on the eve of the International Day of Peace 2012 and aimed at exploring the concept of direct unarmed protection of civilians, and how it can provide a key additional dimension to international and national peacekeeping as part of strategies to resolve conflicts. H.E. Ambassador Manuel B. Dengo chaired the event and keynote speakers included Alan Doss, Senior Political Advisor at the Kofi Annan Foundation, Tiffany Easthorn, NP’s Country Director for South Sudan and Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester.