33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

The Geneva Water Hub’s Platform for International Water Law, hosted at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, UNICEF, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Permanent Mission of the Republic Slovenia to the United Nations Office in Geneva, organize a side-event on the “Protection of Water during Armed Conflicts” during the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

The event takes place on the 10th of December 2019 at the International Conference Center of Geneva.

The event will present the legal frameworks protecting access to water and raise awareness about the increasing vulnerabilities of populations affected by armed conflicts. Speakers will explore ways to prevent and to respond to these vulnerabilities. In particular, the debate will focus on how to actively promote compliance with existing frameworks and how to improve the resilience of water and sanitation systems during and after armed conflicts.

Speakers will include Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of  Slovenia and Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, Geneva Water Hub; Mara Tignino, Reader, Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva and Lead Legal Specialist, Geneva Water Hub; Christine Pirenne, Head Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands; Meritxell Relano, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programme, UNICEF; Ambassador Yannick Roulin, Head of Host State Division, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations (welcome address); Ambassador Sabina Stadler, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva (chair).

Information available here: https://rcrcconference.org/about/33rd-international-conference/


10 décembre 2019
Geneva Water Hub