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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.

Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

28 Jun 2019

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The United Nations Secretary-General submitted its report on the prevention of genocide (A/HRC/41/24) to the Human Rights Council (HRC), pursuant of HRC resolution 37/26. The advanced unedited version of the report underlines that prevention is crucial to ensure that genocides never happen again,...

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Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect: Lessons Learned for Prevention

28 Jun 2019

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The United Nations Secretary-General has released its 2019 report on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) entitled "Responsibility to Protect: Lessons Learned for Prevention" (A/73/898). GAAMAC is mentioned in the introduction, as constituting “an important platform for international cooperation...

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United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

21 Jun 2019

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On 18 June 2019, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres launched the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The purpose of the Strategy is to expand the understanding of the impact of hate speech among UN entities, with the aim to enhance UN efforts to...

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Docufilm Festival at the Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh

14 Jun 2019

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The 7th International Festival of Docufilm on Liberation and Human Rights, organized by the Liberation War Museum, a GAAMAC's partner in Bangladesh, was held at the premises of the museum in Dhaka from 18 to 22 April 2019. This film festival features various sections and workshops, and provides...

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WARM Academy 2019 – Call to Apply

7 Jun 2019

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The War Art Reporting and Memory (WARM) Academy is a multidisciplinary, educational and training program that focuses on developing participants’ knowledge, understanding, and critical skills in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. The 2019 WARM Academy will take place from 8...

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Prevention Calls for Strengthening Development, Humanitarian, Peace “Triple Nexus”

7 Jun 2019

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In this analysis published by the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory, Jorge Moreira da Silva and Eric Rosand point out the innovative recommendation by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to take a “triple nexus” approach complementing development,...

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Entrepreneurs as Peacebuilders in Fragile States

24 May 2019

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This piece by Seth D. Kaplan and Adrian Magendzo, released by the Institute for Integrated Transitions looks at the peacebuilding role of business entrepreneurs to drive change in fragile states. In particular, the publication discusses how entrepreneurs may foster greater inclusiveness in a...

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"Justice for All" - The Report of the Task Force on Justice

23 May 2019

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In its "Justice for All" report, the Task Force on Justice has explored the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals’ targets covering justice. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lies a vision of a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which...

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Launches of the “African Union Transitional Justice Policy” and the “Study on Transitional Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa”

17 May 2019

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The 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) was held from 24 April to 14 May 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Two significant documents in relation to transitional justice in Africa were launched during this session.

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Artivism: The Atrocity Prevention Pavilion

3 May 2019

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The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation will be hosting a pavilion in Venice, Italy during the International Art Exhibition Biennale Arte 2019 taking place from 11 May to 24 November. At the intersection between art, human rights and genocide prevention, Artivism is a unique project...

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Interview with recently appointed United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Ms. Karen Smith

9 Apr 2019

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What do you see as the main challenge today to effectively implement atrocity prevention both at the national and international level?

The consensus that was reached on the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity at the 2005 World Summit has,...

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Youth Association for Development Research Report

9 Apr 2019

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The Youth Association for Development, a GAAMAC’s partner based in Pakistan, recently released a research report as part of its Women, Peace and Security Project.

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Civil Society and Inclusive Peace. Key insights and lessons from a global consultation convened on Peace Insight

27 Mar 2019

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Peace Direct teamed up with the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative (IPTI) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) to look into the dynamics of inclusivity and peacebuilding.

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Atrocities as the New Normal: Time to Re-Energize the “Never Again” Movement

7 Feb 2019

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Human Rights Watch’s Deputy Director for Global Advocacy has written an impassioned piece for more action to be taken to prevent and end atrocities.

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The play “Breaking the Silence” to tour Cambodia, carrying a message of reconciliation

15 Jan 2019

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A play that premiered ten years ago in Cambodia is making a return in 2019, aimed at promoting understanding and reconciliation.

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“If not now, when?”: The Responsibility to Protect, the Fate of the Rohingya and the Future of Human Rights

11 Jan 2019

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New occasional paper by Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

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Podcast: 12 Years That Shook the World

4 Jan 2019

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The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has created a podcast series examining the impact of the Holocaust both then and now.

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Is Genocide Predictable? Researchers Say Absolutely

21 Dec 2018

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Genocide is predictable. On this, researchers and experts agree. What data should be examined to be able to make a prediction is however subject to debate.

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Implementing the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacific: An Assessment of Progress and Challenges

20 Dec 2018

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The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has released a new study evaluating the efforts of the 20 states within the Asia Pacific region to implement the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) nationally and regionally.

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Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide

11 Dec 2018

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia hosted the Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide from 9 to 11 December 2018 in Yerevan. The theme of this third Global Forum was genocide prevention through education, culture and museums.

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