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New York

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

17:00 - 19:00pm

AIPR has developed a Training Resource Manual for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention in the Great Lakes Region of Africa designed to provide guidance and insight into the nature and practice of prevention to all relevant actors in the field. This Manual was created following a baseline analysis conducted by the AIPR Africa Programs staff assessing the existing capacity in the Great Lakes Region to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. The information gathered in this assessment directly informed the design of the Manual to ensure that it responds to the areas of greatest need as identified by those working in the field of prevention.
 
This Training Resource Manual provides a diverse range of resources that span from the roles of the state and civil society in prevention, to instruments of early warning and transitional justice, to thematic areas such as the prevention of electoral and resource scarcity related violence.
The event will feature opening remarks by AIPR's Africa Programs New York Liaison Jack Mayerhofer, followed by Owen Pell of White & Case, AIPR's Academic Programs Director Dr. James Waller, and the Africa Programs Director at AIPR, Dr. Ashad Sentongo.


University of Miami Hillel

Organized By : Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

By the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. 

The visual and spoken testimony of activists and journalists has the power to enrich our understanding of other countries, cultures, and peoples. It also documents groups at risk when there is still time for the world to act. With its mandate to alert the national conscience to genocide and crimes against humanity, the Museum relies on the evidence these professionals collect to bring to light stories of destruction and devastation. Join us for a discussion with those who put themselves in harm’s way to bear witness to mass atrocities.

This event will take place at University of Miami Hillel at 19:00 on the 10th of February, 2016. 

For more information, please visit this site.

For tickets to this discussion, please follow this link.

For questions or Registration Assistance please call +1 202-488-0460 or email calendar@ushmm.org.


Florida Atlantic University

Organized By : Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

By the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide 

The visual and spoken testimony of activists and journalists has the power to enrich our understanding of other countries, cultures, and peoples. It also documents groups at risk when there is still time for the world to act. With its mandate to alert the national conscience to genocide and crimes against humanity, the Museum relies on the evidence these professionals collect to bring to light stories of destruction and devastation. Join us for a discussion with those who put themselves in harm’s way to bear witness to mass atrocities.

This event will take place at Florida Atlantic University at 19:00 on the 9th of February, 2016. 

For more information, please visit this page.

For tickets to this discussion, please follow this link.

For questions or Registration Assistance please call +1 202-488-0460 or email calendar@ushmm.org.


New York

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and the New York City Bar Association

18:00-20:00pm
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

The panel will feature representatives from the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the Auschwitz Institute and will be moderated by Owen Pell, a Partner at White and Case LLP and member of the Auschwitz Institute's Board of Directors.

The theme of the evening's conversation will center on National Mechanisms - state bodies that include representatives from different areas of government relevant to the prevention of mass atrocities. Participants will consider the character and configuration of their mandates, compositions, and activities. The discussion panel will also consider the tools and apparatuses utilized by National Mechanisms in the inception, refinement, and implementation of a unified national policy for prevention.

Moderator: 

Owen Pell, White and Case LLP and Member of the Auschwitz Institute Board of Directors

Panelists: 

Ambassador Federico Gonzalez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Paraguay to the United Nations

Ambassador Tuvako N. Manongi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations

Ambassador Jorge Montano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Mexico to the United Nations

Copies of AIPR's publication, National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes: Effective and Sustainable Prevention Begins at Home, will be available at the event.

Please RSVP to info@auschwitzinstitute.org to confirm your attendance.


2
Feb
2016

Manila, Philippines

Organized By : GAAMAC

2-4 February 2016  Manila, Philippines

Please click here to view GAAMAC II Outcome Document and click here to view GAAMAC II Meeting Report

GAAMAC II was held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 4 February 2016. The objective of GAAMAC II was to convene interested governments, regional organizations, NGOs, and relevant UN offices to discuss and identify the challenges and opportunities of developing national architectures on atrocity prevention and to strengthen the capacities and strategies of states, international bodies and non-governmental organizations in this field. The Governments of the Philippines and Switzerland jointly took the leadership of organizing this meeting, with the mandate and support from the GAAMAC Steering Group.

GAAMAC II convened more than 200 individuals, including delegates from 52 states, of which 32 were represented by the headquarters, and more than 50 non-governmental organizations and 10 international bodies.

The meeting was opened by speeches from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General; Mr. Rafael Seguis, Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Minister of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Jesus R. S. Domingo, Assistant Secretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs; Ms. Mô Bleeker, GAAMAC Chair; Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; and Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Prize Laureate.