The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, together with the Stanley Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation are proud to announce:
"Civil Society Perspectives: Building State Capacity to Prevent Atrocity Crimes"
Event preceding the UN General Assembly informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect
9 September 11:00am-4:00pm
On 11 September 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will convene its 5th annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P) on the theme of the UN Secretary-General’s Report, “State Responsibility and Prevention”. The dialogue will serve as an opportunity to advance the General Assembly’s consideration of RtoP, specifically state capacity to prevent genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
In preparation for the General Assembly interactive dialogue, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, and the Stanley Foundation will host an event featuring civil society representatives who will share their experiences on and provide recommendations for engaging with governments to build domestic capacity to prevent atrocities.
This event will feature:
►Civil society representatives from Sierra Leone, Canada, Tanzania, Guatemala, Australia, and Kenya
►Keynote address by the new UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Dr. Jennifer Welsh, with an introduction by Mr. Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
Click below to see the agenda for the event and more information on the civil society panelists who will be joining us.
The event is by invitation-only. However, you can also watch the panel live on Monday, 9 September, at 11:00am.
Follow the event on Twitter, where the sponsoring organizations will be tweeting the event live under the hashtag #R2Pvoices.