UN SG Report on Human Security
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on human security on 6 April 2010. The report, A/64/701, includes a paragraph on the responsibility to protect.
B. Human security and the responsibility to protect
24. Meanwhile, the responsibility to protect, as agreed upon by Member States in paragraphs 138 to 140 of the World Summit Outcome, focuses on protecting populations from specific cases of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleaning and crimes against humanity. As noted in the Secretary-General’s report on implementing the responsibility to protect (A/63/677), the international community, guided by the principles of the Charter, must do its part to prevent and limit the escalation of these cases. Such cases result in large and complex humanitarian crises that are costly in terms of human lives, loss of social capital and financial resources, and are more difficult to resolve later.
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