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ICT4Peace briefs the UN Security Council on Cybersecurity and International Peace and Security

5 Dec 2016

By the ICT4Peace Foundation  

(New York, 28 November 2016) Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Colleagues, On behalf of the ICT4Peace Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the promotion of a peaceful cyberspace, I thank you for this opportunity to address this meeting.


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New Media Course: Tools & Techniques for Civilian Crisis Management

4 Dec 2016


The challenge for journalists and experts working in civilian crisis management is finding a way to filter the information and determine what is relevant with the overload of information, and further, to communicate that effectively to the...

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From Global Warming to Genocide Warning: Climate Change and Mass Atrocities

3 Dec 2016

By the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

In the winter of 2006 Syria experienced the beginning of the most crippling drought in its recorded history. By 2009 key crops had declined by more than half, plunging almost a million people into food insecurity. In the...

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On the situation in Aleppo, Dec 2016

2 Dec 2016

(New York, 02 December 2016) The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Ivan Šimonović, expressed outrage at the dire situation of civilians who are trapped in the...

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On the situation in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar, Nov 2016

30 Nov 2016

(New York, 29 November 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed alarm at reports of the deteriorating security, human rights and humanitarian situation in...

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Prospects for Justice in Myanmar: Does New Political Reality Opportunities for Addressing Violations?

27 Nov 2016

In the years immediately before the 2015 election, there was a palpable sense of waiting among those working in Burmese civil society. Many of their plans depended on one or two critical developments to take hold: the NLD coming to power and the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement....

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Media Briefing on Adama Dieng's Visit to South Sudan, Nov 2016

11 Nov 2016

(Juba, 11 November 2016), I arrived in Juba on Monday in response to growing concern about developments here, including reports of targeted ethnic violence against multiple ethnic groups. My aim was to better understand the landscape of ethnically-fuelled violence – including hate speech and...

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Report on US leadership on preventing mass atrocities: "A Necessary Good"

5 Nov 2016

By the Friends Committee on National Legislation 

The report on U.S. leadership on preventing mass atrocities details what should be done to strengthen existing atrocity prevention initiatives, develop new measures, and ensure that the issue is institutionalized within the...

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On the situation in and around Mosul (Iraq), Nov 2016

1 Nov 2016

(New York, 1 November 2016) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, condemns in the strongest terms the continued, absolute disregard for international human rights and international humanitarian law by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

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Notes for the Next UN Secretary-General

28 Oct 2016

By the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 

This article by Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Direct of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, published in Global Responsibility to Protect (Vol. 8.4, 2016), argues that the solution to the current...

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Addressing Fragility: A New Learning Agenda

27 Oct 2016

By the United States Institute of Peace 

This brief is part of a series authored by scholars from the three institutions that build on the chair report to discuss the implications of fragility on existing U.S. tools, strategic interests and challenges. You can find previous...

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Handbook on Complementarity

26 Oct 2016

By the International Center for Transitional Justice 

How complementarity works and what its impact has been on the ICC and national authorities are critical aspects of today’s debate about how best to pursue justice for victims. The Handbook examines a number of case...

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Communities at Risk: Protecting Civilians in the Fight Against the Islamic State

25 Oct 2016

By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum

This report outlines several options that could be immediately employed to mitigate these risks, but which require a sustained and dedicated response over the medium-long term from the US and its coalition partners, including,...

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Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

21 Oct 2016

By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum

After the advance e-copy release, the Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention is now available for paperback and free e-book at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's webpage...

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Putting Environmental Stress (Back) on the Mass Atrocities Agenda

19 Oct 2016

When and why do environmental stressors play a role in precipitating mass atrocities, and what can the international community do about them?

Research on the direct links between environmental stressors and mass atrocities is still nascent, leaving policymakers without a coherent...

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African Regional Communities and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

11 Oct 2016

The Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention, with the support of Humanity United, established the African Task Force on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities (ATF) comprised of prominent African researchers and launched the Initiative in Addis Ababa in March 2015.

The results of the...

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Ivan Šimonović begins as Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect

1 Oct 2016

On 1 October, Mr. Ivan Šimonović will take up his new role as Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, succeeding former Special Adviser on R2P, Dr. Jennifer Welsh.

To mark the occasion, the ICRtoP has created a new informative...

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USAID Field Guide: Helping Prevent Mass Atrocities

30 Sep 2016

USAID’s field guide on preventing mass atrocities is designed to provide field staff with practical guidance on a range of issues related to preventing and responding to mass atrocities. This guide unpacks critical issues for USAID officers—especially those working in high-risk...

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Joint Press Release on 9th "The Kigali Principles on the POC and the R2P"

22 Sep 2016

On 21 September, the Republic of Rwanda, Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands co-hosted the 9th Annual Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), "The Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect," in association with the...

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Atrocity Prevention Networks: Creating a Community of Commitment

16 Sep 2016

To honor Genocide Awareness Month, the ICRtoP is releasing a set of infographics designed to be used as educational tools on atrocity crimes and their prevention/response. 

Click here to see the infographics on the R2P focal points and the Latin American Network...

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