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24 May 2018
Resolution 2417 (Protection of Civilians in armed conflict) S/RES/2417

On 24 May the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2417 on the Protection of Civilians in armed conflict. Resolution 2417 called upon all states to uphold international humanitarian law in conflict and ensure accountability for mass atrocity crimes. The resolution also reaffirmed that states bear the primary responsibility protect the population throughout their whole territory.