MEDIA ADVISORY: Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect  

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

 

United Nations, 1 September 2017 On 6 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene an informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect.

Since 2009, the Secretary-General has prepared annual reports on different aspects of the responsibility to protect. This year, the General Assembly will consider the first report of the current Secretary-General on the responsibility to protect, which is the ninth

report on this topic overall. The advance unedited version of the report (A/71/1016 -S/2017/556), entitled “The responsibility to protect and accountability for prevention,” has been circulated to Member States and it reflects on key elements of legal, political and moral accountability for implementation in each of the three pillars of the responsibility to protect.

The meeting offers an opportunity to engage in constructive discussions about the principle of the Responsibility to Protect, and to consider the recommendations embodied in the 2017 Report of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect.

 

 

WHAT         Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

WHO          H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

Mr. Ivan Simonovic, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect

Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

WHEN        Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

WHERE      Conference Room 4, also available on webcast at: www.webtv.un.org

The meeting is open to media.

 

Additional information: http://bit.ly/2iOSx9N

Hashtags: #R2P

 

 

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Media contact

 

Dan Thomas, Communications Director and Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 225 1913 | Email: daniel.thomas@un.org

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