Resolution

UN General Assembly Leadership a Vital Step toward Protecting Access to Health Care

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The global community has increasingly recognized the imperative of fulfilling the right to health throughout the world. Yet one key area—the security of access to health care when it is threatened by violence—has been largely neglected. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition therefore welcomes a proposed resolution to the UN General Assembly drafted by the Global Health and Foreign Policy Group designed to respect and protect health care and health workers in all situations.

Act to Protect: Guidance Note on Attacks against Schools and Hospitals

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Every child has a right to education and health. But when conflict means the end of learning for millions of children; when health services break down or access is denied; when easily treatable diseases become deadly, we must act. “We have seen it, we know what it is, and now we have to stop it, to tell the world who is responsible for these acts and to work together to use the tools we have to prevent and stop these horrible acts which can scar children for a lifetime,” said Special Representative Leila Zerrougui.

UN Security Council Passes Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict; Urges Safe Access to Health Care

Thursday, March 20, 2014
On March 7 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2143 on children and armed conflict. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition makes particular note of paragraphs 16, 17, and 19. These contain language calling for children’s continued access to health care, condemning attacks on health facilities and health workers, and affirming children’s right to access services.

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