The General Assembly held its third-annual informal interactive dialogue on RtoP on 12 July to discuss the role of regional and sub-regional organizations. ICRtoP delivered remarks at the dialogue, given by Nana Afadzinu, Executive Director of the West African Civil Society Institute.
In Southern Kordofan, reports emerge of bombing campaigns against civilians waged by the GoS , with mass graves discovered. Amidst this, Khartoum has threatened NGOs with explusion from the Kordofan and Darfur provinces.
As the Security Council-sanctioned military operation continued in Libya, reports emerged earlier in the week that the French government had established contact with the Gaddafi regime, and that the leader was prepared to leave the country. This precedes the high-level international diplomatic meeting to discuss a political solution to the conflict that will be held in Turkey today.
Mass protests continued across Syria on Friday, with Reuters reporting that 20 protesters were killed by Syrian security forces.