The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, opened the debate followed by introductory remarks by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (statement).
President of the General Assembly H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
On 25 June 1 regional organization (European Union) and 48 member states spoke on behalf of 92 countries. During the debate the Permanent Mission of Qatar spoke on behalf of the 51 members of the Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect (statement). On 2 July the debate continued with an additional 31 member states speaking. In total, 79 member states and the European Union spoke on behalf of 113 member states.
All statements delivered by member states are available via Papersmart: Statements delivered at the 2018 UN General Assembly Debate on the Responsibility to Protect
25 June 2018, Part I (Morning)
25 June 2018, Part II (Afternoon)
2 July 2018, Part III