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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.
This Thursday, December 10, 2015, board member John Prendergast and other distinguished guests will testify before the United States Congress at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, "Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership".
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"More than 50 US lawmakers urged Burma's military rulers in a letter released Friday to immediately free US citizen Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung, from prison amid health worries."
"Zimbabwe, for years plagued by hyper inflation, has switched narrowly into an absolute price fall on a monthly basis, official data showed on Friday, following adoption of foreign currencies."
"Sudan is heading towards 'violent breakup' due to the lack of implementation of peace deals between Khartoum and the west, south and east of the country, the International Crisis Group warned Thursday."
"A Swiss banking giant has been fined $US536 million after being found guilty of violating US sanctions through years of undetected transactions with so-called 'rogue' regimes, such as Burma."
"The detained leader of Burma’s largest political party has called for it to be reorganised for the first time in the party’s 21-year history, following rare talks with three senior party members."