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 Collection of Statements by UN Officials on the Responsibility to Protect
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2015:


Statement by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, on the situation in Syria 
 
UN Special Advisers on Genocide and RtoP - Statement on the escalation of incitement rhetoric in response to the murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

UN Deputy Secretary-General's Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
 
Secretary-General's remarks, Referencing RtoP and Rights up Front, to informal meeting of the General Assembly on the Year Ahead

Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Yarmouk, Syria

Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Yemen

Statement of Ms. Leila Zerrougui, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate of the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict 

2014:

Statement by UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and RtoP on the situation in Kobane, Syria
 
Ban Ki-moon's Statement at the 2014 GA Dialogue on RtoP: "Fulfilling our Collective Responsibility: International Assistance and RtoP"
 
Statement by Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect on the Situation in Iraq
 
Statement by Special Advisers on Prevention of Genocide and RtoP on the situation in Gaza
 
Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to UNSG on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to UNSG on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Iraq (Arabic)
 
Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to UNSG on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to UNSG on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Iraq
 
Statement to the Security Council by Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, on the Referral of the situation in Syria to the ICC
 
Statement to the Security Council by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, on the Crisis in South Sudan
 
Statement to the Security Council by Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on Security Sector Reform
 
Statement to the Security Council by Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, on the Prevention and Fight Against Genocide
 
Jennifer Welsh: Statement on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK
 
Statement to the Security Council at the Arria-Formula Meeting by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, on the Crisis in CAR

Deputy-Secretary-General Says ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Must Be Translated into More Systematic Implementation at Early Warnings of Atrocity Crimes

Statement to the Security Council by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, on the Crisis in CAR
 
2013:
 
Statement by UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and RtoP on the situation in South Sudan
 
Statement to the Security Council by UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in the Central African Republic
 
Statement by UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect on the situation in the CAR
 
Statement on Alleged Chemical Weapons Use in Syria by the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect
 
Statement on the situation in Egypt by the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
 
UN Office on Genocide Prevention and RtoP - Statement by Special Adviser Adama Dieng on the situation in Syria
 
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Opening Statement at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council
 
Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the judicial process against the former Head of State and former Chief of Intelligence of Guatemala
 
UN Security Council President Statement on conflict prevention in Africa stresses importance of RtoP
 
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty at the UNGA
 
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Myanmar
 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's Statement at the February 2013 Protection of Civilians Debate
 
UN Office on Genocide Prevention and RtoP - Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Mali
 
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Mali
 
2012:
 
UN Office on Genocide Prevention and RtoP - Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Syria
 
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide to commemorate the anniversary of the Genocide Convention
 
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (Arabic)
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (Chinese)
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (English)
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (French)
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (Russian)
UN Secretary-General - Opening Statement during the 67th Session of the General Assembly (Spanish)
 
Navi Pillay recalls the Responsibility to Protect in a statement about the crisis in Syria
 
Mr. Adama Dieng- Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Mr. Ban Ki-moon- Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Mr. Gert Rosenthal- Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Mr. Ivan Simonovic- Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Mr. Jan Eliasson- Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Mr. Youssoufou Bamba - Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response (French)
 
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser - Statement to the General Assembly during dialogue on RtoP: Timely and Decisive Response
 
Statement: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - Remarks to the General Assembly on Syria
 
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Statement to the Security Council, Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
 
Statement of the Special Advisers of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on RtoP in Syria
 
Statement: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - "The deteriorating human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the killings in El-Houleh"
 
Statement: UN Child Rights Committee appalled at deliberate targeting of children in Syria
 
Statement of the Special Advisers of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect on the launch of an inter-agency Atrocities Prevention Board by the United States
 
S 5 governments give statement to UN General Assembly regarding their proposal on working methods of the Security Council
 
UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide - Statement marking a full year of violent suppression of anti-government protests in Syria
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Statement on 'The Urgent Debate on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic'
 
Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect urge immediate action to end violence in Syria
 
UN High Rights Chief urges international community to uphold its Responsibility to Protect in Syria
 
Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General- Secretary-General’s Year-End Press Conference
 
2011:
 
Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General- Secretary-General’s Year-End Press Conference
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at Human Rights Council calls for Syria referral to International Criminal Court
 
High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Statement to the Security Council, Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
 
Secretary General -- Statement to the Security Council, Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Urges United International Action to Protect Syrians
 
Secretary General--Statement at the UNGA 66th Session Opening Debates
 
UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect on the Situation in South Kordofan State, Sudan
 
UN - Secretary-General Welcomes ‘Promising’ Initiatives to Help Prevent Genocide, Mass Atrocities, Says Responsibility to Protect Bolstered by Strong National Measures
 
UN - Special Advisers of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Edward Luck, on the situation in Syria
 
President of the General Assembly, Joseph Deiss - to the GA (French), Dialogue on the Role of Regional Organizations in Implementing RtoP
 
Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Dr. Francis Deng - to the GA, Dialogue on the Role of Regional Organizations in Implementing RtoP
 
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon - Dialogue on the Role of Regional Organizations in Implementing RtoP
 
Office of the Special Advisers on the Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide - Special Advisers Issue Press Release on the Situation in Syria
 
Statement by the Deputy High Commissioner for the Human Rights Council Special Session on Syria
 
Ban ki Moon message for commemoration of Rwandan Genocide reflects on RtoP, international justice and role of regional organizations in ensuring 'never again'
 
UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect on the Situation in Abyei Region of Sudan
 
Navi Pillay - Statement to the HRC, 15th Special Session on the Human Rights Situation in Libya
 
OHCHR - Pillay calls for international inquiry into Libyan violence and justice for victims
 
UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Edward Luck, on the Situation in Libya
 
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon- Urges implementation of ‘responsibility to protect’ – by force if needed
 
Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
 
2010:
 
UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect on the Situation in Côte d’ Ivoire
 
Special Advisers Deng and Luck on the contemporary importance of the commitment to prevent genocide and mass atrocities
 
Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Statement on Guinea refers to RtoP

UN Special Advisers of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect on the Situation in Kyrgyzstan

Ban Ki-moon's Remarks at Stanley Foundation Conference on “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect”

UN Secretary General Releases Human Security Report with references to RtoP

Special Adviser with Focus on RtoP, Edward Luck, addresses prevention of atrocities and the legacy of the Rwandan genocide

Letter from the Office of the President of the General Assembly Convening Informal GA Dialogue on Early Warning, Assessment and RtoP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Statement on Guinea refers to RtoP

Statement by Francis M Deng Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Informal Interactive Dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly ‘Early Warning, Assessment and the Responsibility to Protect’

2009

Special Adviser of the Secretary‐General on the Prevention of Genocide Message to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Statement by Special Adviser Deng on the situation in Sri Lanka, New York

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Report: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for three-pronged strategy to implement responsibility to protect

Concept note by the Office of the President of the General Assembly on responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes,ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity

Letter from the General Assembly President "on the discussion on the subject of the Responsibility to Protect"

Statement on Sri Lanka by the Office of the Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Ban pushes for greater protection of civilians affected by armed conflict

Statement by Edward Luck, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General at the Thematic Dialogue of the General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect

Secretary-General's remarks to the General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)

Secretary-General statement after GA passes resolution on RtoP

Statement by the General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann at the Opening of the Thematic Dialogue of the General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect

Departing GA President Discusses RtoP in Closing Statements

Ban Supports RtoP at Geneva Convention Anniversary

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Human Rights Day

Navi Pillay at the Human Rights Council Special Session on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka

2008

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cites R2P in statement at opening session of the 63rd UN General Assembly

Secretary-General Defends, Clarifies 'Responsibility to Protect' at Berlin Event

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Responsibility to Protect ‘Profound Moral Imperative in Today’s World’

Statement from UN Special Advisor Edward Luck on R2P


Statement by Special Adviser Deng on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Statement by the Secretary-General on the 60th Anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Statement by Special Adviser Deng on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Mr. Francis Deng, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide "Lessons Learned: Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism in 2008"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in message to mark Fourteenth Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide, ‘UN has moral duty to act on lessons of Rwanda’