Secretary-General Reaffirms Significance, Relevance of Geneva Conventions on Anniversary

12 August 2009
SG/SM/12412-HR/4995

Secretary-General Reaffirms Significance, Relevance of Geneva Conventions on Anniversary

12 August 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12412 HR/4995
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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