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As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts news directly relevant to atrocity prevention. The opinions expressed in the news articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.

GAAMAC II in Manila

23 Feb 2016

GAAMAC II was held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 4 February 2016. The Governments of the Philippines and Switzerland jointly took the leadership of organizing this meeting, with the mandate and support from the GAAMAC Steering Group.

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GAAMAC II Outcome Document released

22 Feb 2016

GAAMAC II was held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 4 February 2016. The objective of GAAMAC II was to convene interested governments, regional organizations, NGOs, and relevant UN offices to discuss and identify the challenges and opportunities of developing national architectures on atrocity prevention and to strengthen the capacities and strategies of states, international bodies and non-governmental organizations in this field. The Governments of the Philippines and Switzerland jointly took the leadership of organizing this meeting, with the mandate and support from the GAAMAC Steering Group.

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On the situation of civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic, Feb 2016

13 Feb 2016

(New York, 12 February 2016) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed alarm at the deepening humanitarian emergency and lack of protection of civilian populations in Syria, and welcomed the commitment made on 11-12 February by members of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to immediately facilitate the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

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GAAMAC II Programme Agenda

1 Feb 2016

We are pleased to announce the programme agenda for GAAMAC II from 2-4 February 2016 in Manila, Philippines. 

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Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (Advance e-copy available)

22 Jan 2016

By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the digital release of the Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Written by Dr. Scott Straus, this resource is geared toward practitioners and students seeking an introduction to key issues in the field. The volume analyzes the normative, legal, and operational opportunities and challenges associated with preventing genocide and mass atrocities to date, and identifies unresolved issues in this nascent field of study and practice. Fundamentals also offers important insights into opportunities to strengthen our understanding and ability to implement policies and programs to stop the world’s worst violence.

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Professional Training Program for the Prevention of Mass Atrocities by MIGS

18 Jan 2016

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Right Studies (MIGS) On 1-3 June 2016, the MIGS at Concordia University is organizing a two-and-a-half-day professional training program on the prevention mass atrocity crimes.

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Desmond Tutu

14 Jan 2016

Distinguished experts welcomed the occasion of GAAMAC I Opening. Their remarks were addressed to representatives from 52 states, the United Nations, regional organisations, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and experts in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes, who participated in the first international meeting of GAAMAC in March 2014 in Costa Rica.

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Philippines hosts GAAMAC II briefing at the United Nations

12 Jan 2016

On Tuesday, 15 December 2015, the Mission of Philippines to the UN organized a briefing on GAAMAC II for the UN community.  Philippine’s Amb. Yparraguirre introduced the Second International Meeting of the "Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes" (GAAMAC) on "Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures" to nearly 50 attendees representing Member States and NGOs interested in atrocity prevention. This global conference is fast approaching to take place in Manila from 2 to 4 February 2016.

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8th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice with UN Human Rights Chief

9 Jan 2016

By the International Center for Transitional Justice On December 8, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University hosted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for the 8th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice.

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GAAMAC II

23 Dec 2015

The Second International Meeting of the “Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes” (GAAMAC II) on ‘Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures’ will take place in Manila, Philippines.

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A briefing on GAAMAC hosted by the Swiss Ambassador in Manila

15 Dec 2015

By the Embassy of Switzerland in Manila On Friday, 11 December 2015, a briefing was hosted at the Ambassador's Residence introducing the 2nd International Meeting of the "Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes" (GAAMAC) on "Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures". This global conference will take place in Manila from 2 to 4 February 2016.

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A survey assessing risks of state-led mass killing onsets in 2016

14 Dec 2015

By the Early Warning Project Which countries in the world are most likely to see the start of new episodes of state-led mass killing in 2016?

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Atrocity Prevention, Counterterrorism, and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

8 Dec 2015

By the Stanley Foundation Recent world events have highlighted the threat posed by violent nonstate actors that perpetrate mass atrocity crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes. To examine the challenges facing the international community from these new threats, a roundtable workshop of experts and policymakers was convened at the Airlie Center outside Washington, DC, as part of the Stanley Foundation’s 56th annual Strategy for Peace Conference held October 14-16, 2015.

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Head of ISSAT - Mark Downes

3 Dec 2015

Who are DCAF-ISSAT’s founding members and what are their roles?

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New Graduate-Level Genocide Prevention Certificate with Stockton University

2 Dec 2015

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation is offering in collaboration with Stockton University for a graduate-level Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC).

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On the upcoming elections in Myanmar, Nov 2015

4 Nov 2015

(New York, 4 November 2015) The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, called on the Government of Myanmar to take all possible measures to ensure that the upcoming elections of 8 November are held in a peaceful environment.

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Women, Peace, Security, and the Responsibility to Protect

20 Oct 2015

Atrocity crimes disproportionately affect women and girls at an alarming rate. Indeed, women and girls often make up the majority of victims of such violence and bear the brunt of the economic and social consequences of atrocities. Discrimination against women and girls, as well as the violation of their human rights, signals a gradual break down of good governance and the rule of law, with the United Nations Secretary General explicitly stating that such discrimination can be a source of risk. Such violations are also indicators for atrocity crimes, and can themselves amount to genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.

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Open call - Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program

20 Oct 2015

The Simon-Skjodt Center at the United States Genocide Memorial Museum has announced The Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program.

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On the escalation of incitement to violence in Syria on religious grounds, Oct 2015

14 Oct 2015

(New York, 13 October 2015) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed alarm at the escalation in violent rhetoric by influential religious leaders in relation to the situation in Syria.

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