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last update: july 17th, 2015

july 6th, 2015

Statement on Board Member Jerry Weintruab's Passing

Not On Our Watch is deeply saddened by the loss of our co-founder and board member Jerry Weintraub. Jerry was a committed humanitarian, whose efforts through NOOW and other charities strove to help those in need and shine a light on atrocities. He was a tireless fundraiser even before we’d truly begun, and remained committed throughout to the many programs and initiatives our organization has had the good fortune to launch across the world.


NOOW will never replace Jerry, but his work and impact here live on. We humbly honor him by continuing on the path he helped to forge.


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june 25th, 2015

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast CNN Op-Ed: "Sanctions not enough in South Sudan"

This op-ed was originally published on CNN, and co-authored by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast.


The scale of the crisis facing South Sudan is hard to comprehend -- 2 million people have been displaced as the country has tumbled back into a greed-driven war that has also left almost half the population without enough food to eat.


To stop the death spiral, the United States and South Sudan's neighbors must urgently fashion a new approach to peacemaking that creates a more effective peace process, one with serious, biting consequences for those South Sudanese government and rebel leaders who continue to fan the flames of war and who are completely insulated from the suffering of their people

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last updated october 30th, 2009

october 30th, 2009

Southern African Countries to Hold Zimbabwe Summit

"Southern African countries plan to hold an extraordinary summit on the political crisis in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Friday."

october 29th, 2009

Zimbabwe Deports UN investigator to South Africa

"Zimbabwean immigration officials barred the United Nations' torture investigator from entering their country and returned him to South Africa Thursday, an act he termed a 'serious diplomatic incident' that reflects a split in the coalition government.


'There are certainly some parts of the government who do not want me to assess the current conditions of torture,' Manfred Nowak angrily told reporters in Johannesburg upon arrival from Zimbabwe."

october 29th, 2009

Update: Mbeki Unveils Darfur Peace Plans

"Hybrid courts with Sudanese and foreign judges should investigate violence in Sudan's Darfur region, a report by ex-South Africa leader Thabo Mbeki says."

october 29th, 2009

Update: Ban Expresses Disappointment That Zimbabwe Blocks UN Torture Expert

"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his disappointment that the invitation extended by the Zimbabwean Government to the United Nations independent expert on torture was suddenly revoked yesterday."

october 28th, 2009

Obama Extends Sanctions on Sudan

"US President Barack Obama formally renewed US sanctions on Sudan on Tuesday under his new strategy of keeping up pressure while offering incentives to the Khartoum government."

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