The Conference aims to promote fresh thinking and dialogue about the progress made thus far in translating R2P from ‘words to deeds’, the challenges that have been confronted (especially in the Asia Pacific region) and the opportunities that lie ahead to facilitate efforts to make the R2P principle a ‘lived reality’ both in the region and globally. As such, the conference plans to combine dialogue about how far R2P has come with detailed consideration of how the principle’s three pillars can continue to be embedded into state practice and into the work of regional and sub-regional organizations, working in partnership with each other and the United Nations.
The conference will comprise a mixture of plenary keynote speeches by leaders from the UN and the region, and a range of roundtable sessions focused on specific policy questions. Invited speakers and participants will include UN and governmental leaders, R2P Focal Points, diplomats and officials from the Asia Pacific region, eminent experts on R2P, and prominent civil society representatives
Confirmed participants thus far include Ms. Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Dr. Jennifer Welsh, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Dr. Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in the Palestinian Territories and former Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN, HRH Samdech Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Privy Council of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Rahmat Mohamed, Secretary-General of the Africa-Asia Legal Consultative Organization. Invited keynote speakers include His Excellency Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN.
For registrations and enquiries about hte conference, please contact the APR2P Centre