In advance of the second formal meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Stanley Foundation convened R2P Focal Points and other national representatives, UN mission ambassadors and experts, UN officials, and mass atrocity specialists for a preparatory workshop to address the challenges faced by individual R2P Focal Points and their developing global network.
Held on 24-26 February 2012, as part of the Stanley Foundation’s 43rd United Nations Issues Conference, the workshop considered how countries with diverse forms of government, institutional capacities, and bureaucratic cultures might tailor their internal process—and the profile of an R2P Focal Point—to suit their national context. It also explored the role of a Global Focal Points Network and how best to support and share strategies and lessons learned in developing capacities and policies for atrocity prevention at the national, regional, and international levels.
This policy memo reflects the outcome of the February meeting.
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