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President Launches Landmark Effort to Prevent Genocide
Allyson Neville-Morgan
United to End Genocide
24 April 2012
(…) The creation of (…) the Atrocity Prevention Board (…) will begin to have impact immediately. In the short term, additional tools will provide options as the U.S. government responds to ongoing atrocities in places like Syria and Sudan. In the long term, the government will be better able to recognize warning signs and prevent the outbreak of atrocities before they start. (…)
Critically, this action by President Obama will begin a process that will impact how every administrative agency works from the Department of State to the intelligence community and from Department of Defense to the Department of Justice. It will ensure that atrocity prevention is a priority at the highest levels of the U.S. government. It will eliminate bureaucratic delays and ensure better inter-agency coordination.
However, the effectiveness of these efforts depends on us. Obama’s announcement represents a first step in the right direction, but ongoing pressure from Americans will be critical to ensure successful implementation and application of these new tools and structures.
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