Civil Society Perspectives:
Reflections on the Role of Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)
On 12 July 2011, the UN General Assembly will convene its 3rd annual informal interactive dialogue on RtoP, which will focus on the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in implementing the Responsibility to Protect. The dialogue will be an opportunity to advance the General Assembly's consideration of RtoP, specifically regarding the role that regional organizations play in preventing and halting mass atrocities and how to strengthen regional capacity to protect.
In preparation for the 12 July General Assembly interactive dialogue, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, the Stanley Foundation, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, will host a half day panel featuring civil society perspectives on how RtoP has been strengthened and implemented by regional organizations as well as reflections on the application of RtoP in country situations such as Libya, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Kenya. Edward Luck, Special Advisor on RtoP will open the event and Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, will provide the keynote address.
Date: 11 July 2011
Time: 9:30am – 1:15pm
Location: Church Center, 2nd floor
UN Plaza, 44th and 1st Avenue
See event flyer for more details.