GAAMAC Events

GAAMAC I
4-6 Mar 2014   |   San José, Costa Rica

Meeting programme

Tuesday 4th March

08:00 - 08:30

Registration

08:30 - 09:30

Plenary

Opening Remarks

Welcome

Opening remarks by Ms. Mô Bleeker, Switzerland, and Mr. Saul Weisleder, Costa Rica, the organizers

Message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, South Africa

Welcome message by Ms. Yasmine Chatila Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Costa Rica

Welcome message by Mr. Luis Fernando Salazar Alvarado, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Costa Rica

Final Programme Schedule (PDF)

09:30 - 10:00

Plenary

Opening Session

Atrocity Prevention: Needs, Mandate and Vision

Inaugural address by the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Speaker: Mr. Adama Dieng

10:00 - 11:30

Plenary

SESSION I

Historical and Contextual Overview

What do we know, what have we achieved, what is needed, and what are the next steps?

Speakers: Mr. Yehuda Bauer, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Ms. Liberata Mulamula

Facilitator: Ms. Mô Bleeker

11:30 - 11:50

Break

11:50 - 13:00

Plenary

SESSION II

National Architectures of Atrocity Prevention

Successes, challenges, lessons to be learned and next steps

Speakers: Mr. Tomas Kønigsfeldt, Ms. Felistas Mushi, Mr. Clever Nyathi, Mr. Federico Villegas Beltrán

Facilitator: Mr. Saul Weisleder

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:45

Workshop

SESSION III (Good Practice Workshops 1/3)

Building National Architectures of Atrocity Prevention

Identifying needs and priorities, implementing strategies and enhancing impact

15:45 - 16:15

Break

16:15 - 18:00

Workshop

SESSION IV (Good Practice Workshops 2/3)

Building National Architectures of Atrocity Prevention

Identifying needs and priorities, implementing strategies and enhancing impact

18:00 - 18:30

Plenary

SESSION V

Day 1 Review

19:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Reception (Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica & the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention & the Stanley Foundation)

Wednesday 5th March

09:00 - 09:15

Plenary

09:15 - 11:00

Plenary

SESSION VI

Dealing with the Past & Dealing with the Future

Dealing with past atrocities and preventing atrocities: experiences, lessons learned and perspectives

Speakers: Ms. Rita Izsák, Ms. Jennifer Leaning, Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Mr. Salil Tripathi

Facilitator: Mr. Jeremy Condor

11:00 - 11:20

Break

11:20 - 13:00

Working group

SESSION VII (Moving Forward 1/3)

Towards a Community of Commitment and Practice

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:45

Working group

SESSION VIII (Moving Forward 2/3)

Towards a Community of Commitment and Practice

15:45 - 16:15

Break

16:15 - 18:00

Workshop

SESSION IX (Good Practice Workshops 3/3)

Building National Architectures of Atrocity Prevention

Identifying needs and priorities, implementing strategies and enhancing impact

19:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Reception (Courtesy of the Embassy of Switzerland to Costa Rica)

Thursday 6th March

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary

SESSION X (Moving Forward 3/3)

Towards a Community of Commitment and Practice

Wrap-up of the Working Group Sessions VII & VIII

Part I: Recommendations of the civil society to GAAMAC

Part II: Feedback and recommendations of moving forward working groups to GAAMAC 

Conversation with: Mr. Donald Deya, Mr. Tibi Galis, Ms. Naomi Kikoler, Mr. Noel Morada

Facilitators: Mr. Jeremy Condor, Mr. Keith Porter

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 13:00

Plenary

SESSION XI

Concluding Session

Final Chair Statement

Concluding message by Ms. Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Closing address by Ms. Gioconda Ubeda Rivera, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Costa Rica

13:00

End of the Meeting & Departure