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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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"A France-Africa summit due to be held in Egypt has been cancelled over French concerns at the invitation of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir."
"Two civilian employees of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur were freed on Sunday after more than 100 days in captivity, a UNAMID spokesman said."
"Sudanese police have fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters, who were demanding democratic reform."
"At least 2,000 people have died and 250,000 have fled their homes following violence in southern Sudan this year, worsening a humanitarian crisis in a region seeking its independence, officials from a medical aid group said Monday."
"Ethnic groups in northeastern Burma have stepped up opium cultivation to buy weapons to defend themselves against possible attacks by the country's military, a United Nations report said on Monday."