Responsibility to protect: Prioritizing children and young people, 2022

23 June 2022

The fourteenth report of the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), entitled “The Responsibility to Protect: Prioritizing Children and Young People,” considers the special needs of children and youth in contexts of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and the extent to which they are targeted and impacted by these crimes. In doing so, the Secretary-General analyzes the distinct atrocity risks that children and youth face and provides an overview of advances that have been made in protecting them from atrocity crimes. The Secretary-General reflects on major priorities for protecting children and youth from atrocity crimes before concluding with recommendations on how to better protect children and youth.

The Global Centre has produced a summary of the report, which is available here: Summary of the UN Secretary-General’s 2022 Report on R2P, Responsibility to protect: Prioritizing children and young people

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