Video: Mandated to Protect

Over the past 20 years, Protection of Civilians has moved to the forefront of the Security Council resolutions under which United Nations peacekeepers are deployed.

But what exactly is meant by "protection of civilians"? How are peacekeepers meant to protect?
What are the responsibilities of heads of mission and force commanders?
How are we to counter crimes against women and children who have become weapons of war?

These and other questions are addressed in this program which features contributions from United Nations personnel, military, police and civilian peacekeepers, as well as representatives from international non-governmental organisations around the world with vast experience in the Protection of Civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations. Please note, this video contains images that some may find distressing.

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