26 Feb 2009
Meeting Summary: Regional Forum on Responsibility to Protect, Mexico City 2009

Meeting summary from the first Regional Forum on the Responsibility to Protect for Latin America and the Caribbean following the release of the January 2009 report of the UN Secretary-General (UN SG) on the Responsibility to Protect. Government representatives from capitals, embassies and missions to the United Nations were joined by NGOs and academics from the region. The discussion highlighted that the principles of the responsibility to protect signified a substantial development in human rights, touched on challenges to the acceptance and practice of R2P, and provided input into how a debate of the General Assembly should go forward.