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23 Jul 2009 description

With the General Assembly holding its first ever thematic debate on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide or other war crimes, a diverse panel of academics struggled today during a press conference to find common ground on how the concept, seen by some developing nations as a Western ploy to meddle in their domestic affairs, could ever be fairly or effectively applied.

23 Jul 2009 description

Le philosophe et linguiste américain, M. Noam Chomsky a donné aujourd'hui une conférence de presse sur le concept « délicat », selon les mots du Président de l'Assemblée générale, de la « responsabilité de protéger les populations du génocide, des crimes de guerre, du nettoyage ethnique et des crimes contre l'humanité ».*

Accompagné de Jean Bricmont, philosophe belge; de Gareth Evans, politicien australien et membre du Comité exécutif d'International Crisis Group; et de Ngugi wa Thiong'o, écrivain kenyan, Noam Chomsky venait de participer avec les trois autres au …

23 Jul 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-third General Assembly
Interactive Dialogue
on Responsibility to Protect (AM)

Concept Should Remain 'Important Aspiration', President Says, Calling on States to Fix 'Broken' Collective Security System

Vowing to break the world's paralysis in the face of mass atrocities typified by the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge killing fields and the Rwanda genocide, delegates in the General Assembly grappled today with how -– and whether -– to implement the responsibility to protect (R2P) doctrine, during a half-day informal interactive dialogue.

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities