Armed Conflict: Casualties:Written question - 40001

Q
Asked by Cat Smith
(Lancaster and Fleetwood)
Asked on: 08 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Armed Conflict: Casualties
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the Government is playing in UN discussions on improving mechanisms for casualty recording.
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Answered by: James Duddridge
Answered on: 17 June 2016

The UK welcomes efforts to improve the UN’s recording of casualties as a means of ensuring UN decision making is better informed and civilians are better protected in conflict. We will continue to support the UN Secretary-General, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and all other relevant parts of the UN system as they take this work forward. We are a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a strong supporter of the Human Rights Up Front Initiative.

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