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Aegis Students campaign for UN veto restraint on response to mass atrocities


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Aegis Students campaign for UN veto restraint on response to mass atrocities .

On December 13, the Aegis’ UK Youth Department hosted this year’s National Campaign Conference. Dozens of participants from seven different universities met to share ideas, coordinate activities and develop a final strategy for the campaign on UN veto restraint. The campaign will call for the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (P5) to restrain their veto in mass atrocity situations. Despite their responsibility to maintain international peace and security, the P5 have repeatedly used their veto to strike down resolutions that respond to mass atrocities, immobilising the Security Council and undermining its purpose. Yet, despite its international significance the issue is rarely discussed by policy makers or in the public forum.


By Aegis Trust,, UK.


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