Key Documents

Founding Documents

  • 2001 Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty on The Responsibility to Protect
  • 2004 Report of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change on A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility (A/59/565).
  • 2005 Report of the Secretary-General on In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security, and Human Rights for All (A/59/2005)
  • 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, A/RES/60/1, paragraphs 138-140

Secretary-General’s Reports

  • 2009 Report of the Secretary-General on Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (A/63/677)
  • 2010 Report of the Secretary-General on Early Warning, Assessment, and the Responsibility to Protect (A/64/864)
  • 2011 Report of the Secretary-General on The Role of Regional and Subregional Arrangements In Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (A/65/877-S/2011/393)
  • 2012 Report of the Secretary-General on The Responsibility To Protect: Timely and Decisive Response (A/66/874-S/2012/578)
  • 2013 Report of the Secretary-General on The Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention (A/67/929-S/2013/399)
  • 2014 Report of the Secretary-General on Fulfilling Our Collective Responsibility: International Assistance and the Responsibility To Protect (A/68/947-S/2014/449)
  • 2015 Report of the Secretary-General on A Vital and Enduring Commitment: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (A/69/981-S/2015/500)
  • 2016 Report of the Secretary-General on Mobilising collective action: the next decade of the responsibility to protect (A/70/999–S/2016/620)
  • 2017 Report of the Secretary-General on Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention (A/71/1016-S/2017/556)
  • 2018 Report of the Secretary-General on Responsibility to protect: from early warning to early action (A/72/884-S/2018/525)

Resolutions by UN organs

General Assembly

  • The Responsibility to Protect (A/RES/63/308)
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of This Crime (A/RES/69/323)

Security Council

Human Rights Council

Resolutions and reports by other organisations

Articles by the Special Advisers

Other documents