24 Sep 2010
Meeting Summary: Fulfilling the responsibility to protect: Strengthening our capacities to prevent and halt mass atrocities, 3rd Annual Ministerial Meeting on R2P
On 24 September 2010, a ministerial meeting co‐hosted by the Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, and H.E. Ms. Lene Espersen, Foreign Minister of Denmark, and arranged in collaboration with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, was held on the theme "Fulfilling the responsibility to protect: Strengthening our capacities to prevent and halt mass atrocities". 21 countries, represented by 9 ministers ‐ including 7 foreign ministers – and senior government officials along with the Secretary‐General's Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG) and his Special Adviser on the conceptual, political and institutional development of the Responsibility to Protect (SAR2P) met to discuss how to strengthen capacities to prevent and halt mass atrocity crimes. This was the third annual meeting of its kind held in New York on the margins of the opening of the General Assembly. With 7 participants from Africa, 4 from the Americas, 3 from Asia Pacific and 7 from Europe, the meeting underscored once again that commitment to make a reality of R2P comes from all regions of the world.