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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.
"A human rights group says it is concerned about 'continuing abuses' at diamond mines in Zimbabwe."
"Sudan's leaders must redouble efforts to guarantee fair elections or risk plunging the giant African nation back into chaos and violence, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday."
"Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned."
"Zimbabwe will begin auctioning diamonds from its controversial Marange fields on Thursday, state media reported, as the government moves to curb illegal trade and comply with international standards."
"At least 140 people were killed in clashes in recent days in a remote corner of southern Sudan, a United Nations official said Thursday, deepening worries that the American-backed peace deal ending decades of war there could collapse amid spasms of ethnically motivated violence."