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OCHA Protection of Civilians anniversary report urges greater use of casualty recording in peace operations

First published 1st Oct 2019

OCHA anniversary report urges Security Council to increase use of casualty recording

In May 2019, OCHA published the policy report ‘Building a culture of protection: 20 years of Security Council engagement on Protection of Civilians’. The report references the importance of casualty recording as a tool for facilitating advocacy with parties to conflict, citing both the 2015 UN Secretary General’s report on Protection of Civilians (S/2015/453), and ECW’s 2014 report 'The UN and Casualty Recording: Good Practice and the Need for Action’. OCHA concludes with recommendations to Security Council members to 'request and ensure adequate resources for more extensive civilian casualty recording and human rights reporting from UN peace operations’.

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