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08 Sep 2015
UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect: "A vital and enduring commitment: Implementing the responsibility to protect," 2015

On 8 September 2015, the UN General Assembly held an informal interactive dialogue on the subject of "A vital and enduring commitment: Implementing the responsibility to protect." The annual dialogue was informed by the UN Secretary-General's seventh Report on the Responsibility to Protect, addressing the same theme. A total of 1 regional organization (the European Union) and 69 member states spoke on behalf of 89 countries.

Following presentations by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa (Uganda), and the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, interventions were delivered by member states and civil society organizations.

Speakers

Opening Remarks:
H.E. Mr. Einar Gunnarsson (Iceland) on behalf of H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa (Uganda), President of the General Assembly


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


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

Regional Organizations:
European Union (on behalf of European Union member states, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Ukraine and Georgia)

Member States:
The Netherlands (on behalf of the Group of Friends on the Responsibility to Protect)
The Netherlands
Australia
Estonia (on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)
Czech Republic
Luxembourg
Philippines
Singapore
Italy
Republic of Korea
India
Israel
Slovakia
Armenia
Costa Rica
Chile
Denmark
France
Albania
United Kingdom
Hungary
New Zealand
Syria
Malaysia
Tanzania
Romania
Ghana
Liechtenstein
Slovenia
Canada
Switzerland
Peru
Mexico
Finland
Qatar
Sweden
Spain
Guatemala
United States
Egypt
Georgia
Venezuela
Rwanda
Panama
South Africa
Sudan
Belarus
Brazil
Cuba
Botswana
Croatia
Japan
Vanuatu
Azerbaijan
Thailand
Poland
Indonesia
China
Nigeria
Morocco
Belgium
Norway
Germany
Myanmar
Iran
Uruguay
Cyprus
Russian Federation
Sierra Leone
Turkey

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


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