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This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in The Daily Beast.
The arrest of two FIFA officials last week in Switzerland was an important milestone for soccer’s governing body. The criminals who brought the organization to its knees are finally being removed and paying a price, paving the way for FIFA to begin rebuilding its tattered reputation and legitimacy.
December 9 is now the United Nations' International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. We join the UN today in remembering the victims of Genocide and confirming our collective responsibility to prevent this crime. Each December 9, we shall highlight the international community’s shared responsibility and call for greater accountability and action as a way of bestowing dignity to those who suffered. Not only is December 9 the anniversary of the 1948 adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, it is now a reminder to the world that our job is not done. For the millions affected by this terrible crime, we must never forget.
To those currently at risk, we raise our voices for you.
"Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari is to become the head of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in the conflict-hit Darfur region, the UN has announced."
"Zimbabwe's two political parties made progress on implementing the conditions of a unity government, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday."
"More than 20 Sudanese parties including the main force in the south may field joint candidates in next year's elections, officials said, in what would be a major challenge to the country's president."
"Zimbabwe will see better-than-expected economic growth of 4.7 percent this year, ending a decade of financial ruin, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Wednesday in his first annual budget speech."
"Millions of voters could be left out of Sudan's first elections in 24 years because of a failure of authorities to persuade more people to register for the poll, international observers said on Tuesday."