08 Dec 2016
R2P and Human Rights: The way forward for the United Nations

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson delivered the Sixth Annual Gareth Evans Lecture on R2P on 8 December 2016 in New York. The event was co-hosted by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN. During his remarks, H.E. Mr. Eliasson reflected upon the progress made on the norm of the Responsibility to Protect during his tenure as Deputy Secretary-General as well as lessons learned from the challenges faced by the United Nations in upholding its prevention and protection responsibilities.

Following Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson's speech, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, Mr. Tim Mawe, delivered a Vote of Thanks. Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans delivered Concluding Remarks.