UN stresses responsibility to protect civilians

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 7 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stepped up efforts to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

“Civilians, including women and children, are being killed either
deliberately or as victims of indiscriminate attacks, resulting in the high number of refugees and internally displaced people,” Guterres told a UN General Assembly informal dialogue on the responsibility to protect civilians.