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UN Security Council meeting on international humanitarian law


Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz will visit New York on 13 August this year to chair a UN Security Council briefing on international humanitarian law. The event will take place in August as part of Polish month-long presidency of the Council.

Budynek ONZ

During the briefing, the Council members will see into the challenges of complying with and developing international law. The discussion will be attended by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Miguel de Serpa Soares and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced his attendance as well.

The briefing was organised to mark the 70th anniversary of signing of the Geneva Conventions, the cornerstone of international humanitarian law, on 12 August. Poland attaches great importance to the observance of international law and the protection of civilians. These issues are among the priorities of Polish membership in the UN Security Council in 2018-2019.

MFA Press Office