Global Meetings

Kampala, Uganda

Organized By : GAAMAC

GAAMAC, in cooperation with the government of Uganda, will hold its third biannual Global Meeting (GAAMAC III) in Kampala, Uganda from 23 to 25 May 2018. During GAAMAC III, states and civil society organizations will work together to make prevention a reality at the local, national, regional and international level.

GAAMAC III will enable participants to analyze and exchange on good practice and lessons learned from ongoing experiences of prevention. Cross learning will also be part of the program with in-depth exchanges about other preventive systems (e.g. public health and disaster risk reduction), the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as a tool to mainstream the prevention of mass atrocities, thematic exchanges on early warning systems, the role of memory and remembrance in non-recurrence, prevention of hate speech, information and early warning technology in atrocity prevention, the role of parliamentarians, youth, women, religious actors, media and the security sector to name just a few.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kampala!


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.


San José, Costa Rica

Organized By : GAAMAC

First International GAAMAC Meeting on 4–6 March 2014, San José, Costa Rica

The first international meeting of GAAMAC was held in San José, Costa Rica, from 4-6 March 2014. The aim of the meeting was to convene governments active in genocide prevention and implementing the responsibility to protect and their national focal points, discuss good practices, share learning and explore ways of strengthening their commitment at the national level.

There was a total of 127 participants, including representatives from 52 states, the United Nations, regional organisations, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and experts in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes.

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