General Assembly discusses responsibility to protect

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UNAMID troops prepare for a patrol in North Darfur.

It is the responsibility of political leaders to protect civilian populations within the borders of their country.

This point was emphasized in an Informal Interactive Dialogue at the United Nations Headquarters on the Responsibility to protect held on Wednesday.

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon who presented his report on the issue said the adoption of the responsibility to protect at the 2005 World Summit was an exceptional achievement.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration: 3’44″

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