Influence & Ethics

HI's Analyses, Alerts, Debates and Recommendations on Policy and Ethics.

ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

133 states gathered for two days at the Vienna Conference “Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare”. A majority of attendants announced that they were ready to work on a political declaration.

Alert – Disability-inclusion in the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

Alert – Disability-inclusion in the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

Posted by: on Sep 27, 2019 | No Comments

At the UN General Assembly, on 23rd September, UN Member States adopted a Political Declaration to accelerate efforts towards universal health coverage (UHC).

ALERT – HI unveils in Paris the first ever monument to honor the civilian lives lost in bombing & shelling

ALERT – HI unveils in Paris the first ever monument to honor the civilian lives lost in bombing & shelling

Posted by: on Sep 26, 2019 | No Comments

As conflicts are increasingly fought in cities, civilians represent 90% of the victims. Civilians represented 50% of the victims during WWII, 15% during the WWI. This trend of modern conflicts is unacceptable.

ALERT  – Joint NGO Statement on Yemen ahead of the 74th UN General Assembly

ALERT – Joint NGO Statement on Yemen ahead of the 74th UN General Assembly

Posted by: on Sep 23, 2019 | No Comments

After almost five years of conflict, and despite all efforts to halt displacement, hunger and disease, Yemen remains the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. HI along with 25 NGOs call the international community to apply concerted pressure to all parties to the conflict.

ALERT – UN and ICRC issue a joint appeal: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop!

ALERT – UN and ICRC issue a joint appeal: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop!

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2019 | No Comments

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, issued yesterday an appeal highlighting the devastating impact of explosive weapons on the lives of civilians.