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Third Global Meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC III)
23-25 May 2018
Lake Victoria Serena Hotel
The biannual 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!