Oxfam has described a UN report on protecting civilians in armed conflict as a "radical challenge" to the Security Council to be better prepared and more willing to intervene in conflicts. The report by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is due to be presented to the Security Council on Thursday. "If accepted, the report's recommendations could shape the future of international responses to conflict and lead to more decisive actions in
countries like East Timor and the DRC," Oxfam said in a press release issued on Wednesday. It noted the report urged the Security Council "to learn the lessons of past failure".
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