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.

We Need More Multilateralism, Not Less: The Case for Prevention

16 Mar 2017

By United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

The Secretary-General has made his agenda clear: to make sure that prevention, enduring peace and human rights prevail, we need to address the root causes of conflict. And to do that, we need to reform the way...

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Relative Risks of State-Led Mass Killing Onset in 2017: Results from a Wiki Survey

9 Mar 2017

By Early Warning Project

For the fourth year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a wiki survey in December to poll opinions on countries' relative risks of state-led mass killing onsets. The results are mapped. The darker the shade of gray, the greater the risk that a...

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The Global Centre’s Statement on Revised “Muslim Ban"

6 Mar 2017

By Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Today US President Donald J. Trump issued a revised executive order restricting entry to the United States for people from six predominately Muslim countries. The new executive order also suspends the US Refugee Admissions...

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ICG Watch List 2017

25 Feb 2017

International Crisis Group has released their Watch List 2017. It includes the Lake Chad basin, Libya, Myanmar, Nagorno-Karabakh, Sahel, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela and Yemen. This annual early-warning report identifies conflict situations in which prompt action by the European Union and...

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Assessing the Prospects for Transitional Justice in Georgia

24 Feb 2017

Towards the end of 2015, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) was invited to Georgia to consider whether current conditions were conducive to a serious exploration of the past and the implementation of substantive transitional justice steps to reckon with its past conflicts...

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For Political Reconciliation in Pakistan, "Stoking the Fire in Karachi"

22 Feb 2017

Decades of neglect and mismanagement have turned Karachi, Pakistan’s largest and wealthiest city, into a pressure cooker. Ethno-political and sectarian interests and competition, intensified by internal migration, jihadist influx and unchecked movement of weapons, drugs and black money, have...

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African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations

15 Feb 2017

Africa has increasingly become the focus of peace operations and, by extension, the main arena for new developments and approaches in them. The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II initiative aims to stimulate dialogue on international cooperation in peace operations in Africa. Largely based...

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The Power of the Private Sector in Preventing Atrocities and Promoting the Responsibility to Protect

15 Feb 2017

Past events have demonstrated that business can play a positive role in preventing atrocities. During the Kenyan elections of 2012–2013 and the 2011 Arab Spring uprising in Tunisia, businesses demonstrated they can help diffuse potentially tragic situations.

The private sector often...

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WANEP Appeals for Sustained Dialogue and Not Violence in Bimbilla

14 Feb 2017

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Ghana (WANEPGhana) and its member organizations notes with great concern the recent conflict in Bimbilla between the Nakpaa and Andani families which has resulted in the death of a child and nine other persons mostly women. Several people have also...

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On the situation in South Sudan, Feb 2017

8 Feb 2017

[New York, 6 February 2017] The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed grave concern at the continued level of violence in several areas of South Sudan. “President Salva Kiir has made a commitment to end the violence and bring about...

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Report on mass hangings and extermination in a Syrian prison by Amnesty International

8 Feb 2017

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells and...

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On the situation in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, Feb 2017

7 Feb 2017

(New York, 6 February 2017) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, stated that he was shocked and alarmed to read the accounts of serious human rights violations being committed against Muslim Rohingya in northern Rakhine State by Myanmar’s security...

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The Global Centre's Statement on US President's "Extreme Vetting" of Refugees

29 Jan 2017

[On] 27 January, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees, migrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries – Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban is grievously discriminatory, effectively targeting and blocking lawful...

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Funding in Conflict-Affected Environments

1 Jan 2017

The insights in this study - Funding in Conflict-Affected Environments - have been informed by the members of the Working Group and the members of the Foundations for Peace Network, independent locally-based funders working in contested societies. Learning was also...

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When No One Calls It Rape: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

8 Dec 2016

By the International Center for Transitional Justice 

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) sought to grapple with the legacy of over 40 years of apartheid rule, a period in which the National Party brutally enforced segregation. It was widely known that...

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Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the Annual Gareth Evans Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention

8 Dec 2016

Thank you for the honour to be invited to deliver the Annual Gareth Evans Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention.   Thanks also to Dr Adams and his Global Centre and to the Irish mission for hosting this event.

Gareth, you and I have been friends and...

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Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes: Issue Call to Action to Lawmakers and Citizens

7 Dec 2016

(New York, NY) – In a powerful statement issued by an array of Holocaust institutions, scholars and educators from around the world, an alarm is being sounded on the rise of groups that promote intolerance and promote hate speech. More than 90 institutions and more than 70 individuals call on...

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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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