On 9 August 2010, at the request of the President of the General Assembly, UN member states participated in an informal interactive dialogue on the subject of “Early warning, assessment, and the responsibility to protect” (R2P). The dialogue was informed by a July 2010 report of the Secretary-General (SG) on the same themes. In a United Nations conference room that was filled to capacity, 42 member states, two regional organizations, and two civil society representatives discussed the SG’s report and opening remarks, as well as the presentations of five panelists, who included the SG’s advisers on the prevention of genocide and on the responsibility to protect. The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect provides a summary of the proceedings.
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