Session I: Contemporary Issues & Challenges in Modern Peace Operations
His Excellency Vice Foreign Minister,
Mr. Robert Mardini, the Permanent Observer of the ICRC to the United Nations,
Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Participants,
United Nations Head of Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix explains why protection of civilians is a priority for UN peace operations. The Under-Secretary-General spoke to UN News ahead of the Security Council's briefing on the theme.