Key resources for improving understanding and building support for R2P originally created by the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Translation of the Primer and Toolkit into Vietnamese was commissioned by the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) as a way of enabling discussions on enhancing capacity and developing policy to prevent and respond to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.
For upcoming listings for APR2P events in Vietnam and the region, see Events.
April 2012 - National Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam
As part of a strategic planto establish a country program in Vietnam, APR2P, in collaboration with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, organised a national workshop on ‘The Responsibility to Protect and the Role of the United Nations and Regional Organisations’. Organisations’. The workshop was the first of its kind in Vietnam. Around 60 participants, including government officials, scholars, members of local non-government organisations, representatives from some UN agencies as well as Dr. Noel Morada, the Centre’s Executive Director, and Hai Hong Nguyen, a PhD candidate at APR2P, attended the workshop. Dr. Morada also presented two public lectures to students at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (9 April) and at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (10 April).
Hai Nguyen is currently working at APR2P as a research fellow and has been invaluable in translating the R2P primer and toolkit into Vietnamese. Hai recently completed his PhD with a thesis focusing on the political dynamics of grassroots democracy in Vietnam. Throughout his career Hai’s research has focused on democratic theory, participatory local democracy, governance and civil society.