20 Sep 2016
Sixth Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points

The Global Network of R2P Focal Points held its sixth annual meeting from 20 to 22 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The governments of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste co-hosted the sixth annual meeting in association with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Senior government representatives from more than 50 countries from all regions of the globe participated.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Mr. Hernani Coehlo da Silva, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Choi Jong-moon, and the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, followed by a video message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The UN Refugee Agency's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Turk, also briefed participants via video message.

The document linked to the right provides a summary of the meeting and its outcomes.