16 Oct 2014
2015-2016 UN Security Council Elections and the Responsibility to Protect
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect welcomes the election of Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to the United Nations Security Council for 2015-2016. With the election of these members, 7 of the 15 members of the Security Council are members of the Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
The Global Centre has compiled basic profiles on each of the newly-elected Security Council members. These provide an account of their engagement with R2P, including whether they have appointed a national R2P Focal Point, their respective contributions to UN peacekeeping operations and their status with relevant international legal regimes, including the Genocide Convention, Rome Statute and Arms Trade Treaty.