Ten years after global endorsement of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), how can we advance greater cooperation on R2P implementation? This special event brings together senior representatives of Geneva and New York-based UN agencies to explore ways to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity through better prevention including capacity building, early warning and strengthening accountable and inclusive national institutions.
Introductory remarks: Michael Møller, Director-General, UN Office at Geneva
Opening message: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Video message: Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Responsibility to Protect
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute
Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Executive President, Geneva Call
Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive dialogue.
Organised with the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Core Group in Geneva, the Permanent Missions of Australia, Ghana, Hungary, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uruguay. This event is part of Geneva Peace Week 2015.