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21 Aug 2014
Resolution 2171 (Maintenance of international peace and security - Conflict prevention) S/RES/2171

The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2171 following a debate on Maintenance of international peace and security - Conflict prevention. The Resolution reaffirms "the responsibility of each individual State to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity," "Recalls the important role of the Secretary-General's Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, whose functions include acting as an early warning mechanism to prevent potential situations that could result in genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing,... calls upon States to recommit to prevent and fight against genocide, and other serious crimes under international law, and reaffirms paragraphs 138 and 139 of the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document (A/60/L.1) on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity;"