01 Aug 2016
Summary of the Report of the UN Secretary-General: Mobilizing collective action: The next decade for the Responsibility to Protect

The eighth report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), provides a vision for collective action to implement R2P amid an impending leadership change at the UN. This is the last report on R2P by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and is a follow-up to the 2015 report, which took stock of the progress and challenges in implementing R2P ten years after its unanimous endorsement by all UN member states at the 2005 World Summit.

The report surveys the challenging global context of mass atrocity prevention in 2016 and provides recommendations on how member states and the UN system can best deliver on the collective commitment to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has published a summary of the 2016 report, Mobilizing collective action: The next decade of the Responsibility to Protect, which is available to download via the link to the right.