Photo Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Photo Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN General Assembly Debate on the Responsibility to Protect, 2022

24 June 2022

On Thursday, 23 June, the UN General Assembly opened a plenary meeting on “The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” as part of the formal agenda of its 76th session.

The meeting opened with introductory remarks by the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu.

The debate took place over 2 days, during which at least 60 states and the European Union spoke on behalf of 91 countries. During the debate the Permanent Representative of Costa Rica spoke on behalf  the Group of Friends of R2P.

Text of the statements delivered during the debate is available via the UN Journal: 23 June morning23 June afternoon, 24 June morning. The Global Centre has also produced a summary of the discussion.

Full video of the debate is available below:

Part One, 23 June morning session


Part Two, 23 June afternoon session


Part Three, 24 June morning session

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