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Organized By : GAAMAC

GAAMAC’s fourth Global Meeting took place from the 15th to the 18th of November 2021. It was GAAMAC’s first online Global Meeting and the first to center around a precise subject, namely “strengthening national efforts to address hate speech, discrimination and prevent incitement”.

With over 300 registered attendees and hundreds of livestream viewers, the Global Meeting was a success. 61 countries were represented and 58% speakers were women, testimony of GAAMAC’s inclusive approach.

The event was jointly hosted by the members of GAAMAC’s Steering Group, in cooperation with the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention and with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Read the Outcome Document in English, French or Spanish.

Kampala, Uganda

Organized By : GAAMAC

Welcome to the Third Global Meeting of GAAMAC in Uganda!

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

23-25 May 2018
Lake Victoria Serena Hotel
Kampala, Uganda

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

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

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


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

Following GAAMAC III, participants are 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 works together to deliver concrete actions and strategies for the prevention of atrocities.

Previous global meetings

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.

We thank everyone for their active and engaged participation during GAAMAC III!


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.


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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