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  • Secretary-General to address African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…
  • UN humanitarian agencies to brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council to hold open debate on civilian protection…

Scourge of sexual violence in armed conflict ‘far from being rooted out,’ Security Council told



Despite some positive developments across the United Nations system, the task of protecting civilians has become more onerous as conflicts have become increasingly vicious, with the brutalization of women a deplorable persisting trend, a senior UN relief official said today, as she urged the Security Council to press all conflict parties to abide by their international obligations towards civilian protection.




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