The sixth report of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) focuses on Pillar II assistance and capacity-building measures by national, regional and international actors. The report identifies the main forms of Pillar II support to assist states in upholding their primary responsibility to protect. It also addresses the major challenges and recommendations to improve the implementation of Pillar II assistance and capacity building.
The Secretary-General produced the report following extensive consultations with member states, regional organizations and civil society. This briefing provides a summary of the report, focusing on the spirit of Pillar II assistance, the main forms of international assistance and the challenges in upholding Pillar II responsibilities.
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect would like to highlight the following key points from the report:
The full summary is available for download below.
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