Past Events


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.

Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is organizing a briefing event with Mr. Rais Bhuiyan, who will discuss his experience as the victim of a hate crime in the U.S., as well as his organization World Without Hate through which he works towards the realization of a violence-free world.

Berlin, Germany

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The conference aims to inform the German civil society and European public about the on-going genocide of Rohingya people in Myanmar/Burma. It is hoped that the conference will be able to help influence public opinion, which in turn will demand that the EU leaders take their shared political and human responsibility to make the call: “Never again!” a reality.

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Universal Rights Group

The event will introduce the overall ‘Implementation Agenda’ to national human rights institutions (NHRIs) representatives, underscore the crucial role of NHRIs, and showcase different good practice examples of how NHRIs are currently engaging, and/or are planning to engage, with domestic implementation processes.

The side event will thereby allow for an initial collation of good practice examples, identify common threads, and disseminate and propagate those good practices and principles among NHRIs. This aims to support their unique role in helping turn universal norms into local realities for people on the ground.

London, U.K.

Organized By : Chatham House

By Chatham House

The desire to protect people from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is a global issue. But once the point of acute violence has been reached, options to respond become limited. During this event, Adama Dieng (UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide), Matthew Rycroft CBE (Permanent Secretary at UK Department for International Development) and Dr Kate Ferguson (Director of Research and Policy at Protection Approaches) will discuss what can be done before mass atrocities are carried out so that governments can focus on prevention rather than response.

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