R2P at the Opening of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

3 November 2014

The UN General Assembly held the opening of its 69th Session between 24 September and 1 October 2014. The theme of the General Debate, as chosen by the new President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa of the Permanent Mission of Uganda, was “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.”

The following document compiles references to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and relevant themes in statements delivered by member states during the opening debate. During their opening statements, ten countries and one observer directly referenced R2P. The vast majority of these statements were strong, positive reflections on the need to uphold and advance R2P. One country, Botswana, also mentioned the Global Network of R2P Focal Points.


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