First Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians: 28 June 2006

The Security Council held its first open debate on the protection of civilians following the inclusion of RtoP in Security Council Resolution 1674 on 28 June 2006. Many governments positively reacted to the RtoP reference in 1674. Some governments commented on the connection between the Security Council taking concrete actions in accordance with the Protection of Civilians resolutions and the realization of the commitment to the Responsibility to Protect. Click here for more information about the 28 June 2006 open debate on the Protection of Civilians, including links to Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland’s briefing before the Security Council and what governments said at the debate. 
For excerpted government statements referencing RtoP at the first open debate, click here.