on the occasion of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, Third Committee, under agenda item 28: Advancement of women. New York, 14 October 2013
53 Address to the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly by His Excellency Frans Timmermans
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. New York, 27 September 2013.
Prevention is at the heart of R2P. Prevention is not a choice, it's an obligation and a responsibility. Dialogue, respect and perseverance are key to conflict prevention. Let us work on this together, taking to heart each other’s lessons learned, adapting and applying them where we can, so that we can say we have come a step further at next year’s Dialogue.