European Parliament recommendation to the Council of 13 June 2012 on the 67th session of the UN General Assembly (2012/2036(INI))
13 June 2012
This document provides a series of recommendations from the European Parliament to the Council of 13 June 2012 on the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.
Peace and Security
Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
(s) to assist states in fulfilling their responsibility to protect their populations; to stress the need for timely and adequateinternational action to prevent and halt genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity;
(t) to generate further political and institutional progress on the implementation of the R2P concept in UN organs, particularly in the UNSC, the UNGA and the UNHRC, drawing conclusions and learning lessons both from the intervention in Libya and from the inability to take swift action in the case of Syria; to facilitate the debate on how the UN bodies, in particular the UNSC, could utilise this concept to ensure greater cooperation between UN member states during crises; to advance the positive role of regional organisations, in developing and applying an operational approach to R2P;
(u) to work with partners to ensure that this concept focuses on prevention, protection and post-conflict reconstruction, in line with the tripartition of R2P into responsibility to prevent, to protect and to rebuild; to assist states in building capacities to this effect, inter alia by strengthening early warning mechanisms and relevant UN mediation capacities; to encourage, in cooperation with UN member states, the establishment of focal points to monitor emerging conflict situations, and to build relevant capacities in EU delegations;
(v) strongly to reconfirm the EU’s commitment to the concept of R2P and to initiate the development of an inter-institutional consensus on R2P between the European Parliament, the EEAS and the EU Member States that could ensure more consistent EU action on such issues in UN forums;
Other sections include:
• The EU at the UN;
• The EU and global governance;
• Peace and Security – including RtoP, mediation, international justice;
• Human rights;
• Democracy support;
• Climate change;
• Global environmental protection and sustainability;
• And, miscellaneous.
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