Australia supports the Responsibility to Protect, and is committed to making it an internationally accepted norm in crisis prevention and resolution. The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) receives funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to conduct research and policy work, and engages in advocacy and outreach on R2P. In 2009, APR2P administered the Australian R2P Fund, which funded fourteen two-year projects to advance understanding of the R2P doctrine and support states to build capacity in the region to prevent genocide and mass atrocities. Funding was renewed for a further three years in 2012, funding thirteen research projects.
For upcoming listings for APR2P events related to ASEAN Regional Forum, seeEvents.
November 2014 - Policy Roundtable with DFAT, Sarah Teitt and Visiting Academic Liu Tiewa on China Protection Policy, held in Canberra, Australia
August 2014 – Joint APR2P/DFAT Workshop held in Jakarta, Indonesia
Topic: ASEAN and the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Conflict and Humanitarian Situations
This workshop, hosted by APR2P with the support for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sought to draw attention to high-level commitments made in the region to eliminate violence against women. The event was attended by 48 leaders from the government sector, nongovernment organizations and international organizations from ASEAN countries. Acting British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor Leste, Rebecca Razavi, delivered the keynote address on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. The report below highlights the key themes discussed at the workshop and recommendations put forward by participants to augment regional efforts to prevent violence against women in conflict and humanitarian situations.
August 2014 - UNAA Emerging Scholars Seminar 2 held at the University of Queensland, Australia
The second seminar in the Emerging Scholars Program, co-hosted by the UN Association of Australia and APR2P. The two themes discussed in this session were human rights and development.
May 2014 - UNAA Emerging Scholars Seminar 1 held at the University of Queensland, Australia
In partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the UN Association of Australia has developed an Emerging Scholars Program, to encourage and support undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in UN-related academia. The seminars provide a space for interested students to discuss and debate ideas and challenges in their current research with senior UN academics, practitioners and representatives of relevant government agencies. The first seminar focused on two themes: Peace & Security: R2P and Intervention, and the UN’s Agendas for Peace.
April 2014 - APR2P team meeting with DFAT Peace and Conflict Section staff, University of Queensland, Australia
March 2011 - Workshop on ‘Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Asia-Pacific: Legacies and Prevention’ held at the University of Queensland, Australia
APR2P held a two-day workshop titled ‘Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Asia-Pacific: Legacies and Prevention’ on 21-22 March at the University of Queensland. Attendees participated in a range of panels on key issues central to the workshop theme, including the legacies of mass violence, transitional justice, mass atrocity prevention, and specific regional issues. The purpose of the workshop was to initiate serious scholarly examination of a variety of topics surrounding the legacies and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Read more about this event in the workshop report (2011): Legacies and Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Asia-Pacific