Protection of Civilians: Shared Goals, Different Visions?

On 4 and 5 October 2017 the Protection of Civilians Department of PAX organized the conference ‘’Protection of Civilians. Shared Goals, Different Visions?’’. The conference brought together experts with experience in MINUSMA, MONUSCO and UNMISS, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Forsvarets Forsknings Institutt (FFI), the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and PAX to discuss current challenges in protection of civililians and to find pathways and opportunities to improving PoC in practice.

The event was initiated by the Protection of Civilians department of PAX as part of its Strategic Partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Conference reports

Over two days, participants engaged in a mix of plenary and breakout sessions. The main discussion themes are captured in the two reports below:











Experts presented on a variety of PoC related themes. The content of the presentations can be found below:

4 October 2017

5 October 2017

Mentimeter results

During the conference, the tool ”Mentimeter” was used to enhance interaction between presenters and the audience, and to gather information on participant backgrounds and interests. The results can be found in the following document:











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