African Working Group

During a plenary session at GAAMAC II on 3 February 2016, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, H.E. Mr. Adama Dieng, invited all participants to brainstorm and formulate concrete proposals to more effectively prevent atrocities.

Participants organically created four regional working groups; the African group, the Asian group, the European and North American group, and the Latin American group. Each group made concrete suggestions to address pertinent issues in their region.

The African Working Group’s suggestion to produce a Manual on creating and strengthening the management of national atrocity prevention architecture was chosen as the most practical proposal by the Special Adviser. The proposal subsequently received funding from the Swiss government for its realization.

The draft Manual on Best Practices: The Establishment and Management of National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention will be discussed during GAAMAC III and will be distributed widely once it has been finalized.