The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations held a briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York with Dr Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect on the implementation of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) ahead of the upcoming 7th Meeting of the National R2P Focal Points due in Doha on April 24-25 this year.
Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H E Ambassador Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, briefed the participants on the upcoming meeting's agenda, which will discuss "Syria and Protection from Mass Crimes".
It will also highlight the ineffectiveness of the current global order as a result of the failure to resolve the Syrian conflict along with the global network of government focal points on responsibility to protect, she said.
The Ambassador pointed out that one of the main objectives of the 7th Meeting was to consider strategic cooperation in the prevention of mass crimes and means of strengthening preventive mechanisms and better response to regional crises.
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect was established in February 2008 to promote universal acceptance and effective operational implementation of the norm of the "Responsibility to Protect" populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.