04 Mar 2014
Summary: The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict UN Security Council Debate

The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Debate took place in the United Nations (UN) Security Council on 12 February 2014. The following are quotes made by UN officials and Member States which reference the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) or mass atrocity-related themes.

During the debate, nineteen states made references to R2P. The UN Under-Secretary General for Peackeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, and the European Union, also referred to R2P in their statements.

Six states also called for a voluntary restraint on the use of the veto by the permanent members of the UN Security Council in mass atrocity situations.