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ICRtoP Summary of the Secretary-General's report on the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in implementing RtoP

07 July 2011

The UN General Assembly will convene its 3rd annual informal interactive dialogue of RtoP on 12 July 2011, which will focus on the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in implementing the Responsibility to Protect. The dialogue will be an opportunity to advance the General Assembly's consideration of RtoP, specifically regarding the role that regional organizations play in preventing and halting mass atrocities and how to strengthen regional capacity. 

On 27 June, 2011, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his Report, The role of regional and sub-regional arrangements in implementing the responsibility to protect. This is the third report from the Secretary-General since 2009 on the subject of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP).

See the ICRtoP summary of the report

Tentative Programme of the Dialogue:

10:00 - 10:15     Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly

10:15 - 11:00     Panel I: Regional and Sub-regional Perspectives and Experience

  Moderator: H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly

Panelists:

-          Representative of the African Union (tbc)

-          H.E. Mr. Knut Vollebaek, High Commissioner on National Minorities, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

-          H.E. Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Executive Secretary, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

-          H.E. Victor Rico Frontaura, Secretary for Political Affairs of the Organization of the American States 

11:00AM - 1:00 Interactive Dialogue with the Member States 

3:00 - 3:15         Remarks by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN

3:15 - 3:45         Panel II: United Nations Perspectives and Experience

Moderator:  H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly

Panelists:

-          Dr. Edward C. Luck, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

-          Dr. Francis M. Deng, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide 

3:45 - 5:50         Interactive Dialogue with the Member States 

5:50 - 6:00         Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly 

 

 

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