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 morning, 23 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