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Ban Ki-moon and UN Member States Praise Latin American Network

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On September 8, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly held its 6th annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) on the theme of the UN Secretary-General’s new report, “Fulfilling Our Collective Responsibility: International Assistance and the Responsibility to Protect.” The interactive dialogue and the Secretary-General report focused on the second pillar of R2P—the ways in which national, regional and international actors can assist states to protect their populations from atrocity crimes—and specifically highlighted the work of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, of which AIPR serves as Secretariat.

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Paraguayan Chapter of Latin American Network Hosts Dialogue on Prevention

ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY – On August 27 and 28, 2014, the Paraguayan chapter of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention held an event featuring government officials and civil society representatives that aimed to strengthen their national mechanism for genocide and mass atrocity prevention. Representatives of Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain, plus AIPR Director of Latin American Programs Eugenia Carbone and officials from the UN Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG), were also in attendance.

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AIPR Statement on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

August 30, 2014, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Enforced or involuntary disappearances continue to occur in regions across the globe at an alarming rate. Each and every disappearance represents a gross violation of both the victim and the victim’s family, who oftentimes never learn the true fate of their loved one. Disappearances violate a range of human rights, including the right to security, dignity, humane conditions of detention, a fair trial and if the person is murdered, the right to life.

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