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Prevention at Home: New York Activities

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Sustainable genocide and mass atrocity prevention starts at home—a fact that drives our work within the United States. AIPR’s first U.S. program was the U.S. Military edition of our Raphael Lemkin Seminar. In 2010 and 2011, the Auschwitz Institute brought mid-ranking officers from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Oswiecim, Poland, for one week of education in preventing mass atrocities and protecting civilians during military operations. Today, AIPR is engaged with the U.S. military and USAID in building the capacity of the Atrocities Prevention Board—the United States’ national mechanism devoted to prevention.

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AIPR Conducts Global Trainings with Latin American Network

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Regional ownership is an important factor in effective long-term genocide prevention practice and policy. Towards this end, AIPR has been extremely busy in late 2014 supporting localized approaches to prevention for Latin American governments, including fostering interactive trainings and cross-border exchanges of information and advice between member states of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

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AIPR Co-Organizes Tanzania Training

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – As part of the Auschwitz Institute’s mission to strengthen national mechanisms devoted to genocide and mass atrocity prevention, AIPR’s Africa Program recently co-organized a three-day training of Tanzania’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and all forms of Discrimination (TNC). This seminar was the second in our series of trainings for the TNC and focused specifically on the prevention of election and resource-based violence—two issues relevant in the Tanzanian context.

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