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Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

By systematically negating the facts of history, genocide deniers manufacture doubt, seed discord and mistrust, strengthen contested narratives about the past, present and future, and create conditions that may lead to the recurrence of atrocities. Drawing from unique experiences, this event provides the opportunity for panelists to discuss how education has played a crucial role in combatting genocide denial and the prevention of atrocities.

This event is co-organized by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (member of GAAMAC's Steering Group) and the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN. Armenia is a partner of GAAMAC. 

Speakers: 

Video message:
H.E. Mr. Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

Opening remarks:
H.E. Mr. Mher Margaryan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations

Address:
Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Moderator:
Ms. Savita Pawnday, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Panelists:
- Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
- Dr. Taner Akçam, Historian and Sociologist, Professor of History, Clark University
- Ms. Tali Nates, Executive Director, Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center, South Africa
- Ms. Andrea Gittleman, Program Manager, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Mr. Jack Mayerhofer, Deputy Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Watch the even on Zoom (starts at 3PM UTC+1 on 9 December 2021)


Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The Dubrovnik Atrocity Prevention School will introduce participants to the foundations and challenges of atrocity prevention and put special emphasis on the implementation of the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) principle agreed by all UN member states in 2005. The School includes guest lectures by key experts in the field of atrocity prevention both from the United Nations, regional organisations and civil society in New York, Geneva and the field.

Participants will explore the challenge of assessing the effectiveness of different types of preventions, focusing on preventive diplomacy, field operations, humanitarian action, civil society action, economic inducements and other mean of prevention. During this course, participants will learn different ways of examining and evaluating atrocity prevention, to understand and compare the different actors engaged in this work, to consider the relationship between gender, human rights, and the prevention of atrocity crimes, and to understand, assess and utilise key tools such as preventive diplomacy, peaceful measures, coercive measures, the protection of civilians in complex operations, transitional justice and accountability, and the prevention of recurrence. These insights and skills will be put to the test in a series of exercises.

All participants have to register online at https://iuc.hr/programme/1111 (“Apply”) no later than 15 July 2021


Online

Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

On June 15, join GAAMAC Steering Group Member Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) along with permanent missions of Bangladesh, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to the UN for a high-level discussion the current situation in Myanmar and the implications for the Rohingya.

Speakers include:
- H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkır, President of the General Assembly
- H.E. Mr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh
- H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN
-Mr. Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
- Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
- H.E. Mr. Bob Rae, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN
- H.E. Mr. @Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN
- Mr. Wajdi Muharram, Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UN
- Ms. Wai Wai Nu, Executive Director, Women's Peace Network
More information and registration form can be found here


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Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

In the framework of the UN Charter, the General Assembly has the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights. Where human rights violations are so widespread and systematic that they threaten international peace and security, responsibility falls to the Security Council. In many of today’s most serious human rights crises, however, a unified response from the Council has been challenging, bringing greater importance to the critical role the General Assembly can play in the prevention of and response to atrocity crimes.

"The Powers of the UN General Assembly to Prevent and Respond to Atrocity Crimes: A Guidance Document" provides a resource for member states, outlining a number of practical ways the General Assembly can act upon its powers to more robustly respond to atrocities.

The permanent missions of Australia and Croatia to the United Nations, together with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, will co-host a virtual launch event on Thursday, 3 June, to share insights from this new report.

3 June 2021 | 09:30 am ET

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Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The systematic destruction of cultural heritage often aims at demolishing a targeted group’s history and symbols, undermining their cultural continuity, and may pose an existential threat to their survival.

During the genocide against the Yazidis in 2014, at least 68 significant Yazidi cultural sites were systematically destroyed by the armed extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of their campaign to eradicate the Yazidi presence in northern Iraq. In China the authorities have destroyed Uyghur cultural heritage - including shrines, cemeteries and pilgrimage sites - as part of their ongoing and systematic persecution of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. Approximately 16,000 mosques, 65 percent of the total in Xinjiang, have been destroyed or damaged as a result of government policies.

This virtual event will explore the connection between the destruction of cultural heritage and commission of mass atrocities and will examine actions the international community can take to protect vulnerable populations. The event will be realized on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT+1. 

To register click here