Actualizing the Responsibility to Protect
43rd Conference on the United Nations of the Next Decade
The 2005 adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine by world leaders meeting at a United Nations summit was an important milestone. It gave the concept an important measure of legitimacy. Making R2P a reliable operational concept is the next major challenge, one that will take time, a mix of idealism and pragmatism, and a great deal of political will. This report sets out the findings of a conference that included ambassadors and other national government representatives, senior UN Secretariat officials, and independent scholars and experts. The meeting took on the challenge of identifying the steps needed to move R2P forward.

Also: Read "The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect," a Policy Analysis Brief from Edward C. Luck.

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