UN / HUNGER AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

24-May-2018 00:01:15
The Security Council adopted a resolution on conflict-induced food insecurity, including the threat of famine. The resolution seeks to highlight the link between conflict and hunger, and a rise in food insecurity in recent years which has been largely tied to armed conflicts. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / HUNGER AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

24 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, delegates
4. Pan left, vote
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Lise Gresoire-Van Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations:
“It is a truly hopeful sign that the Council managed to unanimously agree on some of the basic norms of humanity. We would like to thank all Council members for their truly constructive engagement throughout the negotiation process. Today we managed to take another significant step towards making the use of starvation as a method of warfare a crime of the past.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Hickey, Political Coordinator, United Kingdom:
“Millions of civilians in situations of armed conflict continue to suffer alarming levels of hunger caused overwhelmingly by political and military action. Unanimously adopting this text today underlines the Council’s belief that starvation is not something the parties to conflict are powerless to prevent, and signals our shared determination to take action.”
8. Wide shot, Council
STORYLINE
The Security Council today (24 May) adopted a resolution on conflict-induced food insecurity, including the threat of famine.

The resolution was sponsored by Côte d’Ivoire, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The Netherlands representative, Lise Gresoire-Van Haaren, told the Council it was “a truly hopeful sign that the Council managed to unanimously agree on some of the basic norms of humanity.”

She thanked Council members for their “truly constructive engagement” and said, “today we managed to take another significant step towards making the use of starvation as a method of warfare a crime of the past.”

The United Kingdom’s Political Coordinator, Stephen Hickey, said “millions of civilians in situations of armed conflict continue to suffer alarming levels of hunger caused overwhelmingly by political and military action” and added that “unanimously adopting this text today underlines the Council’s belief that starvation is not something the parties to conflict are powerless to prevent, and signals our shared determination to take action.”

The resolution seeks to highlight the link between conflict and hunger, and a rise in food insecurity in recent years which has been largely tied to armed conflicts.
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