Governments and Civil Society Organizations Convene in Tanzania to Develop Strategies to Advance RtoP and Prevent Mass Atrocities
20 March 2013
The governments of Switzerland and Tanzania organized a meeting from 18–20 March in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with the theme “Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: Towards a Community of Commitment; Building Common Ground and Strengthening Complementarity.” The meeting explored practical approaches to mass atrocities prevention with an emphasis on lessons learned and good practices as well as processes to build and key elements of national prevention strategies.
In addition to representation from the Swiss and Tanzanian governments, representatives of Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, and Denmark, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect all participated. These governments as well as the ICGLR have acted as leaders in regional and international initiatives on the Responsibility to Protect and genocide prevention. Several civil society organizations also participated in the meeting, including the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.
Read blog post on the meeting from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.