Report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the Role of Regional and SubRegional Arrangements in Implement RtoP (28 June, 2011)
1. Paragraph 139 of the 2005 World Summit Outcome and General Assembly resolution 63/308 called for the Assembly’s continuing consideration of the responsibility to protect. To that end, the Assembly held a formal debate in 2009 and informal interactive dialogues on aspects of the topic in 2009 and 2010. To inform these deliberations, I prepared reports on “Implementing the responsibility to protect” (A/63/677 of 12 January2009) and on “Early warning, assessment and the responsibility to protect” (A/64/864 of 14 July 2010).
At the informal interactive dialogue of 9 August 2010, many Member States expressed interest in having a similar informal interactive dialogue on the role of regional and sub-regional arrangements in implementing the responsibility to protect in 2011. This report addresses the regional and sub-regional dimensions of the responsibility to protect in anticipation of such a dialogue in the General Assembly in July 2011.
Report of the SG on the Role of Regional and Sub Regional Arrangements in Implement RtoP