Responsibility to Protect and the World in 2020

Author
Simon Adams
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Abstract
This year the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Charter of the United Nations. But celebrations recognizing this historical landmark will occur at a time when the entire post-1945 structure of human rights, humanitarianism and multilateral diplomacy are under threat. Not since the UN was first formed have so many people been displaced by persecution, conflict and war. Not since the peak of the Cold War has the UN Security Council appeared so bitterly divided and incapable of decisive action. And as a new decade begins, there are renewed threats to international peace and security, and fresh assaults on human dignity.
Topic
Genocide, Human Rights, Social Movement, Refugees, Syrian War, Responsibility to Protect (R2P), UN Security Council
Political Geography
China, Yemen, United Nations, Syria, Chile, Myanmar, Global Focus, Xinjiang