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08 Sep 2014
UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect: "Fulfilling our collective responsibility: International assistance and the responsibility to protect," 2014

On 8 September 2014, 67 UN member states, 1 regional organization and 4 civil society organizations delivered statements in an informal interactive dialogue on the subject of "Fulfilling our collective responsibility: International assistance and the responsibility to protect." The annual dialogue was informed by the UN Secretary-General's sixth Report on the Responsibility to Protect addressing the same theme. For the first time in a UN General Assembly dialogue the 45-member Group of Friends of R2P delivered a joint statement.

2014 Dialogue


Following presentations by a panel of experts from the UN and regional organizations, interventions were delivered by member states and civil society organizations.

Speakers

List of Panelists:
Opening Remarks:
Statement on behalf of H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations

Moderator: Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Click on any name to view their statement.

Panelists:
H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary-General of ASEAN
H.E. Dr. Jean Ping, former Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union
Ms. Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Regional Organizations:
European Union

Member States (Listed in Alphabetical Order):
Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burundi
Canada (English and French)
Chile
China
Costa Rica (Spanish)
Cote d'Ivoire (French)
Cuba
Czech Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia (Joint statement with Latvia and Lithuania)
Finland
France (French)
Georgia
Germany
Guatemala
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay (English and Spanish)
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda (on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect)
Sierra Leone
Slovakia* (Did not deliver oral statement)
Slovenia
Spain (English and French)
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay (Spanish)
Venezuela

Civil Society:
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
World Federalist Movement

Full morning session:


Full afternoon session

(Global Centre remarks start at 2:14:10)


*Photo Credit: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz