25 Sep 2009
Meeting Summary: The Responsibility to Protect – the next five years: agreeing on the road map, 2nd Annual Ministerial Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect

On 25 September 2009, a group of ministers and senior government officials met to discuss what they see as the five year road map for realizing the responsibility to protect. In opening their remarks, all participants agreed that there had been significant progress on the responsibility to protect in the past twelve months, most notably in the very widespread support for the Secretary General's report in the July 2009 General Assembly debate, and the adoption by consensus of the first resolution on R2P since the 2005 summit. This offered a solid footing for the essential – and overdue – step to implement the 2005 commitment.