Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

Informal interactive dialogue of the General Assembly on the Report of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Mobilizing Collective Action: The Next Decade of the Responsibility to Protect

6 September 2016 – Trusteeship Council Chamber

 

On 6 September, the President of the General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, will hold the annual informal interactive dialogue of the General Assembly on Responsibility to Protect.

The adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) at the 2005 United Nations World Summit represented a historic commitment by the international community to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Since 2009, the Secretary-General has prepared eight annual reports on different aspects of the responsibility to protect. Each report has been discussed by the General Assembly during an informal interactive dialogue.
This year, the General Assembly will consider the eighth – and final – report of the current Secretary-General on the responsibility to protect. The report, entitled “Mobilizing collective action: the next decade of the responsibility to protect” builds on the 2015 report of the Secretary-General, which took stock of the achievements of the first ten years of the responsibility to protect.

The dialogues have featured broad participation by Member States, representatives of regional organizations and civil society.

More information on R2P

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Opening Session

Remarks

H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

10:30 am –  01:00 pm

Interactive Dialogue

Moderator

Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Panelists

Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide [Presentation of the 2016 Secretary-General’s report]
Dr. Edward C. Luck, former United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect
Dr. Jennifer Welsh, former United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect

03:00 pm – 05:50 pm 

Interactive dialogue continues

05:50 pm-  06:00 pm

Closing

22 August 2016

Concept Note & Programme