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secretary-general reaffirms significance, relevance
of geneva conventions on anniversary
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
On the sixtieth anniversary of the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions, the Secretary-General reaffirms their enduring significance and relevance for the protection of human life and dignity in situations of armed conflict.
The Secretary-General urges all Member States to take the necessary steps to ensure respect for the fundamental principles therein.
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