TitleStatement / by the President of the Security Council
Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 4679th meeting, 20 Dec. 2002, in continuation of its consideration of the item entitled "Protection of civilians in armed conflicts" at its 4660th meeting on 10 Dec. 2002]
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Strongly condemns all attacks and acts of violence directed against civilians or other protected persons under international law; calls upon all parties to armed conflict to comply fully with the provisions of the Charter of UN and with the rules and principles of international law, in particular international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law, and to implement fully the relevant decisions of the Security Council; underscores the importance of the aide-memoire adopted by the Council on 15 Mar. 2002 (S/PRST/2002/6), as a practical tool that provides a basis for improved analysis and diagnosis of key protection issues during deliberations on peacekeeping mandates; is mindful of the particular vulnerability of refugees and internally displaced persons and reaffirms the primary responsibility of States to ensure their protection; recognizes the importance of a comprehensive, coherent and action-oriented approach to the protection of civilians in armed conflict.