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july 2016

GAAMAC II Follow-up

The GAAMAC Steering Group met on 28-29 June in Bern, Switzerland. The goal of this meeting was to reflect on the GAAMAC II meeting outcomes, agree on the next steps and continue to set the basis for clear and efficient cooperation within GAAMAC.

Thanks to the suggestions and recommendations posed by 200 participants of GAAMAC II, the Steering Group discussed priorities for the next phases and formed several working groups, in a spirit of participatory and inclusive process, to take concrete action. Each group has tasks to fulfill in the coming months. One of them, for example, shall begin to draw the preparatory work for GAAMAC III. Another one will be guiding a process to enhance the GAAMAC website and create a knowledge platform for the sharing of national experiences and good practices. More information about the working groups and their progress will be shared in the next newsletter.

Meanwhile, the four regional working groups (Africa, Asia, Europe & North America, and Latin America) formed at GAAMAC II continue to develop the initiatives they agreed upon for their respective regions. Click here to see their recommendations presented during GAAMAC II.

GAAMAC Website - New Features

Please visit the newly revamped GAAMAC website at to see updated information on the GAAMAC II meeting and other new features allowing interaction among the participants of the GAAMAC meetings.

You can now log in with your username and password to find contact information of government and civil society organizations that participated in GAAMAC II. Click here to log in.

For new registration, or if you forgot your username or password, send your email to

In the Spotlight

Learn about the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) and how it works in Canada to strategically brief parliamentarians on specific country situations and encourage a "whole-of-government" approach to genocide prevention; conduct training for government officials and civil society actors; and use social media to create networks and strengthen the atrocity prevention community.

Click here for the full interview with MIGS Senior Deputy Director, Kyle Matthews.

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GAAMAC is a global, inclusive state-led initiative

to prevent mass atrocity crimes (genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity)

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for exchange, dialogue, and dissemination of learning and good practice on prevention

GAAMAC supports states

to build their capacities to prevent mass atrocity crimes as well as to develop and implement national preventive strategies


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