Norway’s Humanitarian strategy and protection of civilians.

How can the protection response in conflicts be strengthened?

Date/Time: 09/11/2018  08:45 - 10:30

Location: Kulturhuset

Norway’s new humanitarian strategy highlights the need to strengthen protection of people who are affected by modern-day crises and conflicts. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

Civilians and civilian infrastructure are suffering the consequences of warfare in a number of conflict-affected countries. We are witnessing protection crises with long-term consequences both for individuals and their communities, undermining the possibilities for return, reconstruction, peace and reconciliation. This dialogue meeting will explore how to strengthen the protection response in situations of armed conflict.

The meeting is hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Program:

Welcome by Kristoffer Lidén, PRIO, Acting Director Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.
Introduction by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide
Introduction by ICRC Director General Yves Daccord
Dialogue moderated by Kristoffer Lidén
Q&A

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