16 Aug 2017
Summary of the Report of the UN Secretary-General: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention

The ninth report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) highlights the importance of strengthening accountability for the implementation of R2P and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes. This is the first report on R2P by the new Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and it highlights how R2P fits within his wider prevention agenda.

The report asserts that a new approach to international peace and security, including atrocity prevention, is needed, and outlines practical steps that can be taken by member states, intergovernmental bodies and the UN system to bolster the prevention of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has published a summary of the 2017 report, Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention, which is available via the link on the right.

For the full 2017 report click here.