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.
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).
Joint NGO Statement Urging Coordinated Global Response to the Escalating Human Rights Crisis in Burundi
13 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...
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...
20 Oct 2015
The Simon-Skjodt Center at the United States Genocide Memorial Museum has announced The Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program.
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...
12 Oct 2015
The International Peace Institute and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect held an event on 26 September. IPI has made available the video of the event online.
2 Oct 2015
Since the earlier post, the Early Warning Project (http://www.earlywarningproject.com) has revealed the new information and puts Myanmar at the top of countries at the highest risk of experiencing mass atrocities. Combining the "ensemble" data from the three statistical models along with the pool...
26 Sep 2015
The Elders, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and the International Peace Institute co-hosted a high-level panel event discussing ways to improve the Security Council’s ability to prevent and halt the commission of mass atrocity crimes.
17 Sep 2015
(New York, 17 September 2015) The United Nations Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, called for the establishment of credible accountability and reconciliation mechanisms for Sri Lanka.
15 Sep 2015
(New York, - 15 September 2015) The UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed concern at the ever increasing impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and the virtual silence of the international...
12 Sep 2015
The UN General Assembly passed its resolution on September 11, 2015, proclaiming 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. Initiated by the republic of Armenia, this resolution followed up on...
3 Sep 2015
The Declaration of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Preventionwas adopted at the Fourth Focal Points Meeting of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, on May 29, 2015 in the city of Santiago, Chile. It represents a further step towards the...
13 Aug 2015
30 Jul 2015
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to join its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with the foundation’s leadership team and staff to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s human protection programming in pursuit of our mission, vision,...
16 Jul 2015
Since the conclusion of the first meeting of GAAMAC in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 4-6 March 2014, five Member States (Argentina, Costa Rica, Denmark, Switzerland and Tanzania) and representatives of non-governmental organizations have been continuing to collaborate and have produced the GAAMAC...
12 Jul 2015
The Early Warning Project (http://www.earlywarningproject.com), a publicly available platform to report the risks of potential mass atrocities, has released its recent forecast based on expert opinion pool.
3 Jul 2015
With 2015 marking the 10th anniversary of R2P's adoption, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) has prepared an infographic, "What Can Your Organization Do to Advance the Responsibility to Protect at 2015?", as part of their #R2P10 blog series, detailing...
25 Jun 2015
On June 9, 2015, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) launched the first edition of National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes Booklet.
13 Jun 2015
(New York, 12 June 2015) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák, and the Special Rapporteur on...