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Editor’s note: This article was originally published at 6:34 p.m. EDT May 11, 2016.

UNITED NATIONS — The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 other countries that have pledged to abide by the 18 pledges.

U.N. peacekeepers from these 29 countries are now required to act in cases where civilians are in danger.

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The Future of Civilian Protection in Peace Operations

Endorsing and Implementing the Kigali Principles

May 11th 2016, UNHQ NY

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