New ICRtoP Membership Category for ‘NGO Supporters’: Join Us in Advancing RtoP and Preventing Mass Atrocity

Does your organization believe that preventing and halting genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing should be a priority for the international community? Does your organization support the Responsibility to Protect? We’re delighted to announce a new membership category for ‘NGO Supporters’ and would like to invite your organization to join us!

ICRtoP has created a second membership category for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P) and the work of the Coalition, but that may not have the mandate, resources or staff capacity to have an active program to advance the norm. Unlike ICRtoP ‘Members’, ‘NGO Supporters’ are not required to have RtoP (or RtoP-related) projects and activities. With this new category of membership, broadening the base of RtoP supporters will allow the network to amplify our collective voice as we seek to mobilize in situations where atrocities are occurring or threatening to occur.

As an NGO Supporter, your organization can:

  • Express your shared belief that RtoP has the potential to be a powerful new tool to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing
  • Add your name to hundreds of NGOs interested in advancing RtoP
  • Access the most updated information on RtoP and crises situations and have the opportunity to join campaigns or events

In order to become an ‘NGO Supporter’ of the Coalition, your organization must fit the following criteria:

  • NGO Supporters must be non-governmental organizations. Government-operated and controlled NGOs, or NGOs who do not operate independently, with neutrality, and with impartiality of government influence are not eligible to become a Supporter.
  • Individual or private sector supporters are encouraged to support RtoP but only their not-for-profit components are eligible to become NGO Supporters.
  • NGO Supporters must endorse the common understanding of RtoP principles and the founding purpose of the Coalition. Any advocacy efforts that Members undertake should reflect these principles and purposes.

If your organization is interested, here’s how you can become an NGO Supporter of the Coalition:

To join, please fill out our NGO Supporter online form or send an email to
supporter@responsibilitytoprotect.org with the following information:

Name of Organization
Mandate and Principal Activities of Organization
Location(s) of Headquarters
Location(s) of Operations
Is your organization a legally registered or formally recognized by the authorities in the country where it is located? (Yes/No)
Do you agree with our Common Understanding of RtoP? (Yes/No)

Since launching the ‘NGO Supporters’ membership category on October 20th, 16 organizations from around the world have joined us and affirmed their support for RtoP and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. We hope you will join us too.

Please see information about NGO Supporters in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

Does your organization have an active program (conflict prevention, peacebuilding, women, peace & security, human rights, country-specific, etc) specifically related to the principles of the Responsibility to Protect? Is your organization willing to participate with ICRtoP and express a level of commitment to advancing RtoP with us? If so, your organization should join ICRtoP as a full Member of the Coalition.

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