Atrocities Prevention Board & United States Holocaust

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Dear Andre: Spring is always a busy season at the Auschwitz Institute, and thanks to you and your support, this year has been even busier than usual. The highlight so far has been the launch of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (La Red Latinoamericana para la PrevenciĆ³n del Genocidio y Atrocidades Masivas). Organized by the Auschwitz Institute with the governments of Argentina and Brazil, the network brings together 18 states from Central and South America in a regional effort to prioritize prevention of genocide and mass atrocities by having civil servants undergo training in this area. Read more here. Here in the United States, the spring's top story in genocide prevention was the rollout of the U.S. government's Atrocities Prevention Board, announced by President Barack Obama in a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. After the president's speech, the members of the board met for the first time ...
The president paid tribute to Holocaust survivors and launched the Atrocities Prevention Board to coordinate the US response to genocide.
Samantha Power, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, National Security Council of the Obama administration, and a long time advocate of genocide prevention in Bosnia and around the world will chair the newly created Atrocities Prevention Board.
President Obama spoke this morning at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to observe a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and announce the launch of a new Atrocities Prevention Board. Obama was introduced by author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Both speakers gave moving testimony on the horrors of the Holocaust and how we can achieve the promise to "never again" allow such atrocities to occur. Obama spoke to the need to more formally intervene to prevent mass atrocities and genocide, saying "national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your own people." He said that "never again is a challenge to us all," adding that "remembrance without action changes nothing." The President used the speech to outline several key actions the administration is taking to truly achieve the goal of "never again." Chief among these was the issuance of an executive order that allows for U.S. officials to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new ...
Pres. Obama is (finally) launching Atrocities Prevention Board on Monday - you&be able to...
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