Organized By : Peace Direct

Peace Direct has launched a new course for people wanting to learn more about peacebuilding. 

The course is available online and is free until the end of August during our test phase. The course is self paced, and takes on average between two hours and two weeks to complete.

Upon completion, participants should have a greater knowledge of the practical skills and techniques required to resolve conflict and build peace successfully at a local level. 

The course consists of eight modules:

  • Perspectives and values,
  • Self-awareness and learning,
  • Influencing through relationships: conflict and power
  • Violence, peace and healing
  • Participative conflict analysis
  • Strategy and nonviolence
  • Exploring options from ourselves to building a movement
  • Being the change

How to enrol

To access the course you will first need to create a user account on Peace Direct’s online learning platform. To do so, click here.

After creating and logging into your account, you will see a link to “Conflict Transformation: your practical toolkit for peacebuilding”. Click this link. On the page that follows enter 2021 as the “Enrolment key” and click “Enrol me”. You will now be enrolled in the course.


Organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues and the Tom Lantos Institute, in collaboration with GAAMAC and others, the Africa-Middle East Regional Forum on Minority Issues will take place online from 16-17 June 2021. 

The main purpose of the Africa-Middle East Regional Forum on “Conflict prevention and the protection of the human rights of minorities” is to provide regional insights, which will feed into the thematic work of the Special Rapporteur for his report to the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2022. 

The Africa-Middle East Regional Forum shall be open to the participation of states; intergovernmental organizations including United Nations agencies and mechanisms; national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies; academics and experts on minority issues; representatives of minorities as well as civil society organizations specializing in minority issues.




Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

#RightsCity is Canada's premier conference at the intersection of human rights and technology. This event is organized in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights, the Department of National Defense, the UOttawa Human Rights Research and Education Center, the Embassy of the Netherlands, GAAMAC, the US Embassy, and under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Now in its third year, this event will be held online in light of the pandemic.

This event will take place over four days and will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions from leading global experts working at the intersection of technology and human rights.

Panels will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook. To register and learn more, follow this link


Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

On June 15, join GAAMAC Steering Group Member Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) along with permanent missions of Bangladesh, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to the UN for a high-level discussion the current situation in Myanmar and the implications for the Rohingya.

Speakers include:
- H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkır, President of the General Assembly
- H.E. Mr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh
- H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN
-Mr. Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
- Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
- H.E. Mr. Bob Rae, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN
- H.E. Mr. @Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the UN
- Mr. Wajdi Muharram, Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UN
- Ms. Wai Wai Nu, Executive Director, Women's Peace Network
More information and registration form can be found here


Organized By : Protection Approaches

No region is immune from the risks of identity-based violence and mass atrocity crimes. Across Europe, indicators of social fracture, democratic backsliding and identity-based violence, including mass atrocities, are rising. At the same time, many of the world's crises, from Xinjiang to Myanmar to Tigray are being fuelled by atrocity crimes. What can European states do to replicate their commitments to the Responsibility to Protect in their national policies, both domestic and international?

Bringing together experts in policy, governance, and practice from across the continent, this conversation explores what a European Responsibility to Protect could look like.


- Alicia Kearns - Member of Parliament for the United Kingdom
- Velma Šarić - Founder and President, Post-Conflict Research Center
- Luc Dockendorf - Focal Point for the Responsibility to Protect for Luxembourg

The conversation will be facilitated by Dr Kate Ferguson, co-founder and co-director of Protection Approaches and Chair of Policy at the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

This webinar opens Interrogating Europe, a seminar series on Europe and R2P co-hosted by Protection Approaches and the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect to explore the relationships between Europe and the principle of the Responsibility to Protect. The series will assess European efforts to help protect populations from mass atrocities crimes, consider if and how the principles of R2P and atrocity prevention can be applied within European borders, and interrogate the limitations of prevailing understandings of R2P that continue to guide regional responses to foreign and European crises.

Learn more and register here