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Dec 16, 2010
No one can deny that sexual violence in armed conflict is an abhorrent crime, which in some conflict areas is systematically used to destabilise whole societies and thus constitutes a serious security problem requiring a systematic response, including by the Security Council. With the adoption of resolutions 1820 and 1888 the Council has given this issue the comprehensive and global attention it deserves
Statement by Ambassador Wittig in the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security