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.
13 Aug 2019
In October 2018, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) launched its first podcast series “The Peace Corner”. Through these podcast episodes, listeners will meet with peacebuilders from the GPPAC network, telling their stories from all over the world.
6 Aug 2019
GAAMAC Steering Group member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and GAAMAC partner the Global Justice Center jointly produced a briefing on "The International Court of Justice & the Genocide of the Rohingya". This fact sheet examines current accountability efforts, including at...
30 Jul 2019
In this piece published by PeaceLab, Chiara de Franco, an Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Southern Denmark, calls for the development of a coherent approach to atrocity prevention at European Union (EU) level, mainstreamed through its security, development, and...
Stopping hate speech: A conversation with UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Mr. Adama Dieng (EN/FR)
19 Jul 2019
In this video released by the United Nations, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Mr. Adama Dieng talks about the relation between hate speech and hate crimes from an historical perspective, thereby warning against the rise of extremism that we observe globally nowadays.
Youth Association for Development is among the winners of the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards 2019
16 Jul 2019
Mr. Atta ul Haq, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Association for Development (YAD), a GAAMAC partner in Pakistan, has been selected as one of the fifteen winners of the first Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards initiated by Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon....
28 Jun 2019
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,...
Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect: Lessons Learned for Prevention
28 Jun 2019
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...
21 Jun 2019
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...
14 Jun 2019
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...
7 Jun 2019
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...
7 Jun 2019
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,...
24 May 2019
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...
23 May 2019
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...
Launches of the “African Union Transitional Justice Policy” and the “Study on Transitional Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa”
17 May 2019
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.
3 May 2019
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...
Interview with recently appointed United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Ms. Karen Smith
9 Apr 2019
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,...
9 Apr 2019
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.
Civil Society and Inclusive Peace. Key insights and lessons from a global consultation convened on Peace Insight
27 Mar 2019
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.
7 Feb 2019
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.
15 Jan 2019
A play that premiered ten years ago in Cambodia is making a return in 2019, aimed at promoting understanding and reconciliation.