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Schedule of Events for the week of the General Assembly Debate on the Responsibility to Protect


20 July 2009, Monday
 
ICRtoP Event--A Dialogue with Civil Society in Advance of General Assembly Debate
1:00pm-3:00pm at UN Church Center/ 777 UN Plaza (Corner of 44th street and 1st Avenue)
 
Please join us next Monday as we hear from civil society groups about their support for the Responsibility to Protect, their perspectives on the Secretary-General’s report and their expectations for the General Assembly debate, and what they have been doing to build support for the norm within their capitals and regions.
 
Introductory Remarks:
Edward Luck, Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect
 
Guest Speakers:
Jacqueline Murekatete, Fellow, Miracle Corners of the World and Program Director, Jacqueline's Human Rights Corner
Dismas Nkunda, Co-Director, International Refugee Rights Initiative and Co-Chair, Darfur Consortium
Nicola Reindorp, Director of Advocacy, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
 
Moderated by:
William Pace, Executive Director, WFM-Institute for Global Policy
 
 
 
21 July 2009, Tuesday
 
UN SG Ban Ki-moon presents report on Implementing the Responsibility to Protect
10am at General Assembly Chamber, United Nations
 
Due to prior travel commitments, the Secretary-General will not be able to participate in the proceedings of the General Assembly Debate on the Responsibility to Protect on 23 July. For this reason, the Secretary-General will present his report on the Implementation of Responsibility to Protect (A/63/677) to the Membership.
 
 
22 July 2009, Wednesday
 
Press Conference-- Prior to the General Assembly Debate on the Secretary-General’s Report “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect”
11am, Room S226, also live on webcast at http://www.un.org/webcast/
 
SPEAKERS:
Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Responsibility to Protect
 
Juan Mendez, Former UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and member of the International Advisory Board, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
 
Jacqueline Murekatete, Fellow, Miracle Corners of the World and Program Director, Jacqueline's Human Rights Corner
 
Thelma Ekiyor, Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute and member of the International Advisory Board, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
 
 
23 July 2009, Thursday
 
Interactive Thematic Dialogue on RtoP by the General Assembly
10am Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations
 
The General Assembly will convene an informal thematic dialogue at the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The morning's interactive dialogue will consist of an introductory segment, followed by a panel bringing together key voices in the international debate on responsibility to protect.The thematic dialogue will serve as a prelude to the formal discussion in plenary. Speakers are still being confirmed for this panel.
 
General Assembly Debate on UN SG’s report on the Responsibility to Protect
3pm at General Assembly Chamber, United Nations
 
A plenary meeting of the General Assembly will be held to consider the matter under agenda items 44 entitled "Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields" and 107 entitled "Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit".
 
The debate is expected to continue into 24 July 2009, Friday

 

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