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Kampala, Uganda

Organized By : GAAMAC

Third Global Meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC III)

23-25 May 2018
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa
Kampala, Republic of Uganda

Registration

The biannual global meetings of GAAMAC, a highly inclusive network and community of commitment, convene actors from around the world to make the prevention of atrocities a reality.

The objective of GAAMAC III is to bring together representatives of governments, international and regional organizations, relevant United Nations offices, civil society and academia.

Participants will identify and discuss the challenges of developing and strengthening state architectures on atrocity prevention and together find concrete action to improve national strategies and policies.


  • engage state representatives, civil society members and experts during three highly interactive days
  • combine plenary sessions, working groups, face-to-face conversations and a highly innovative marketplace, which will allow participants to showcase and learn from pioneering prevention strategies
  • evaluate existing experiences of prevention and their lessons learned

Following GAAMAC III, participants will be empowered to pursue the creation of national prevention architectures and policies, drawing on the community of commitment fostered during the meeting. The expanded network of stakeholders will work together to deliver concrete actions and strategies for the prevention of atrocities.

GAAMAC III will enable participants to analyze and exchange on good practice and lessons learned from ongoing experiences of prevention. It will be interactive and inclusive. Cross learning and in-depth peer-to peer exchanges will be an important part of the agenda on subjects such as:

  • what atrocity prevention can learn from other preventive systems such as public health and disaster risk reduction
  • the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as a tool to mainstream prevention
  • the role of memory and remembrance in non-recurrence
  • how to prevent hate speech and incitement to violence
  • the role of information and early warning technology
  • contributions to atrocity prevention from parliamentarians, youth, women, religious actors, the media, the security sector etc.
  • Manual on Best Practices: The Establishment and Management of National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention, drafted by the African Working Group
  • and many more

GAAMAC’s previous global meetings, held in Costa Rica in 2014 (GAAMAC I) and the Philippines in 2016 (GAAMAC II), brought together more than 200 individuals from over 100 states and civil society organizations. Eminent personalities honored us with their presence and their contribution, including H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General; Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Hon. Desmond Tutu.

Registration for GAAMAC III is now open.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kampala!


5
Mar
2018

Palais des Nations, Geneva

Organized By : GAAMAC

The permanent mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, in cooperation with the permanent missions of Argentina, Costa Rica, Denmark, Tanzania and Uganda invite to a side event about the Prevention Platform Global Action against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) on the occasion of the forthcoming third Global GAAMAC Meeting (GAAMAC III) in Kampala, Uganda, from 23-25 May 2018.

Switzerland's Ambassador H.E. Mr. Valentin Zellweger will open the event, followed by keynote messages by UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide H.E. Mr. Adama Dieng, GAAMAC Chair Ms. Mô Bleeker, and Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response Mr. Vamos-Goldman. An interactive exchange will also take place.


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.


4
Mar
2014

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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