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(1st meeting) Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect - General Assembly, 71st session
6 Sep 2017 -  The responsibility to protect and accountability for prevention.
The dialogue has several purposes:
- First, it will provide a forum for Member States to assess the existing gap between commitment to the responsibility to protect and implementation of the principle, as well as to discuss measures conducive to close it.
- Second, it will constitute an opportunity to exchange views and perspectives on venues and lines of accountability in the implementation of each of the three pillars.
- Third, the dialogue will suggest next steps to accelerate implementation and accountability for prevention.
- Fourth, the dialogue will help underscore the need for a renewed faith in collective action and an improved capacity to coordinate an effective atrocity prevention collective agenda.