Andorra adheres to the declaration to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons
ANDORRA LA VELLA (ANDORRA), 18 Nov. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –
Andorra has adhered this Friday to the political declaration on strengthening the protection of civilians against the humanitarian consequences derived from explosive firearms in populated areas, of which a total of 75 countries are part.
The ambassador of the Principality of Andorra in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Carles Jordana, has participated this Friday in Dublin in the high-level conference in which this problem has been addressed, the Government reported in a statement this Friday.
During the conference, which was attended by high authorities, international organizations and non-governmental organizations, the political declaration on the protection of the civilian population against the increasing use of explosives in populated areas was adopted.
This is a text that has been negotiated for the last three years and was agreed upon last June in Geneva in the face of armed conflicts that are becoming “more complex and urbanized” while continuing over time.
The use of explosive weapons has “direct and devastating” effects on the civilian population and special incidence on children, hence the importance of addressing and dealing with these issues.