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April 2017
Newsletter


New Partners

We are very pleased to welcome three new GAAMAC partners:

  • Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)
  • Liberation War Museum (LWM)
  • Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

Welcome and we look forward to cooperating with you.

GAAMAC partners are those organizations and states that have expressed interest in supporting "the mission, function, operational modality and principles of partnership of GAAMAC" as articulated in the Founding Document.

GAAMAC partners will appear on the GAAMAC website. They will be involved in formal and informal consultations related to GAAMAC activities.


Become a partner of GAAMAC!

Do you wish to engage in preventing atrocities in your country or in your region?

Do you belong to a government, organization, national or international civil society organization active in this field?

Do you wish to join a "community of practice" in this field?

GAAMAC, as a voluntary community of States and civil society organizations, would be happy to welcome you as a partner and to seek the best way to cooperate and collaborate with you in the promotion of national and regional architecture and policies for the prevention of atrocities.

Read our Founding Document and send a letter expressing your interest signed by senior representative and addressed to the GAAMAC Chairperson at supportoffice@gaamac.org. More information in the GAAMAC FAQs. The Steering Group is reviewing requests periodically.


GAAMAC III forthcoming

It is our pleasure to announce that the next international event, GAAMAC III, will take place in early 2018 on the African continent. Stay tuned to receive more information very soon.


African Working Group updates

The African Working Group (AWG), established during GAAMAC II, held its inaugural workshop on 17 – 18 January 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The AWG's main objective is the drafting of a "Manual on Best Practices in Strengthening National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities." The workshop convened 16 practitioners working in the fields of Atrocity Prevention and Responsibility to Protect (R2P) from Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda.

For more information, click here.


Steering Group Updates

The GAAMAC Steering Group (SG) held its last meeting on 9 March 2017.

The diverse virtual working groups shared updates regarding roles and criteria of partnership, further development of the website, new forthcoming activities, and the planning of the next GAAMAC III meeting.


News Updates

Check out some of the recent updates on our website:


Calendar

Check out more upcoming events and activities in our field.


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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)

GAAMAC provides a platform

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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