Policy paper

UK National Strategy on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

This 2012 Annual report summarises the UK's work on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



In March 2010 the United Kingdom launched a national strategy on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (PoC). The strategy, a collaboration between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence, sets out what the Government is doing to keep the Protection of Civilians at the forefront of our work on political, security and humanitarian fronts. The strategy covers the period 2010-2013, and provides for annual progress reports.

This 2012 report summarises the UK’s work in four policy areas:

  • Political engagement
  • Protection by peace support operations
  • Humanitarian action
  • State capacity
Published 19 December 2012