HRC24 side event in Geneva on September 20
Attacks on Health Systems
The Need for Action by the Human Rights Council
The Government of Norway, the Government of Switzerland, and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition invite you to a side event.

Friday, 20 September

11h00 - 13h00, Palais des Nations Room XII

Attacks on health workers, facilities, ambulances, and patients continue to claim innocent lives, both in time of war and during peacetime. When health systems are attacked, communities cannot receive the care they need, individuals fear seeking medical treatment, and health workers flee areas where their skills are in high demand.

Please join us to explore how the UN Human Rights Council can address the problem of violence against health systems and provide guidance to the States and the High Commissioner.

Leonard Rubenstein
Chair, Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition
Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı
President, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey
Dr. Rula Al-Saffar
President, Bahrain Nursing Society
Dr. Vincent Iacopino
Senior Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
Dr. Mirzaali Azhar
General Secretary, Pakistan Medical Association

Sponsoring Missions



Safeguarding Health in Conflict
Human Rights Watch
Physicians for Human Rights