Investigating Attacks Against Healthcare Thematic Policy Forum on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2286 (2016)

On January 16th, IPI hosted a policy forum event on “Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2286: Investigating Attacks against Healthcare.”

Over a year and a half after the adoption by the UN Security Council of landmark resolution 2286, attacks against medical facilities and personnel in conflict situations remain all too regular. In the face of continued attacks on and impediments to the delivery of healthcare, the international community must continue its efforts in ensuring the implementation of Resolution 2286 based on the recommendations of the Secretary-General.

This policy forum included the launch of IPI’s publication “Evaluating Mechanisms to Investigate Attacks on Healthcare” and a discussion on the ways in which the international community can ensure that attacks against healthcare are more systematically and adequately investigated in order to achieve a positive impact on the ground.

Opening Remarks:
H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Luis Bermudez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations
Mr. Jason Cone, Executive Director, MSF USA
Dr. Els Debuf, Deputy Head of Regional Delegation for Southern Europe, ICRC and former Head of Humanitarian Affairs, IPI.
Dr. Christine Monaghan, Research Officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Moderator:
Dr. Adam Lupel, Vice President, International Peace Institute