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06 Sep 2016
UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect, "Mobilizing Collective Action: The Next Decade of the Responsibility to Protect," 2016

On 6 September 2016 the UN General Assembly held an Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The Interactive Dialogue addressed the UN Secretary-General's eighth annual report on R2P, entitled "Mobilizing Collective Action: The Next Decade of the Responsibility to Protect."

Following presentations by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft (Norway), and UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, a panel of experts delivered remarks on the Secretary-General's report. The introductory panel included the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, and two former Special Advisers on the Responsibility to Protect, Dr. Edward Luck and Dr. Jennifer Welsh. The interactive dialogue was moderated by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Simonovic, who the Secretary-General has appointed as his new Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect starting in October 2016. Interventions were then delivered by member states and civil society organizations.

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft


UN Deputy Secretary-General Mr. Jan Eliasson


UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Mr. Adama Dieng (French)


Former UN Special Adviser on R2P Dr. Edward Luck
Former UN Special Adviser on R2P Dr. Jennifer Welsh

Regional Organizations
European Union (on behalf of Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, Turkey and Ukraine, in addition to European Union member states)

Member States (in speaking order; all statements linked in English unless otherwise noted))
The Netherlands (on behalf of the Group of Friends on the Responsibility to Protect)
The Netherlands (national capacity)
Latvia (on behalf of Estonia and Lithuania)
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Belgium (French) (English)
Brazil
Mexico (Spanish) (English)
Italy
Australia
Thailand
Morocco (French) (English)
Slovenia
Philippines
Cuba (Spanish) (English)
Argentina (Spanish) (English)
France
Liechtenstein
Panama
Peru (Spanish) (English)
Syria (Arabic) (English)
Switzerland (French/English)
Denmark
Tanzania
Hungary
Russian Federation
South Africa
Georgia
Canada
Egypt
Ecuador (Spanish) (English)
Croatia
Sudan (Arabic) (English)
United States
Spain
Botswana
Costa Rica (Spanish) (English)
Nicaragua (Spanish) (English)
Ghana
Benin (French) (English)
Japan
Poland
Iraq (Arabic) (English)
Fiji
Finland
Bolivia
Jamaica
Slovakia
Nigeria
Armenia
Singapore
Bangladesh
Republic of Korea
Qatar (Arabic) (English)
Luxembourg (French) (English)
Turkey
Germany
Chile (Spanish) (English)
Libya (Arabic) (English)
Uruguay
Kazakhstan
Liberia
Rwanda
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Sierra Leone
Iran
Azerbaijan

Civil Society Organizations
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Asia-Pacific Centre for R2P

UN WebTV Video

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