Security Council addresses North Korea nuclear test in the context of protection of civiliansListen /
The Security Council has made progress in the area of protection of civilians in armed conflict since it began dealing with the issue in 1999.
Still, civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflict, according to the Republic of Korea.
The country, which holds the presidency of the Security Council for the month of February, addressed the issue in the Council on Tuesday as it reacted to the North Korea nuclear test.
Gerry Adams reports.