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(Indonesia) On 18 May 2021, Indonesia opposed a new UN General Assembly resolution to formally embrace the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

I Gede Wahyu Wicaksana writes for East Asia Forum: On 18 May 2021, Indonesia opposed a new UN General Assembly resolution to formally embrace the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The resolution would require annual reporting and debate on its implementation. Officials from Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs argued that there is no urgency to reform R2P norms as the prevailing ones are sufficient. An Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesperson further clarified that Indonesia is not resisting R2P but would prefer to see its application improved rather than changed.

go to East Asia Forum website: What’s behind Indonesia’s opposition to R2P? (eastasiaforum.org)