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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.
"Talks to settle the festering conflict in Sudan's Darfur region will resume in Doha before the end of the month, international mediator Djibril Bassole said Sunday."
"In recent years, thousands of Burmese refugees living in camps in Thailand have been resettled in countries such as the US, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands."
"The United Nations is concerned over the flare-up of violence in southern Sudan that has cost at least 150 lives over the past two weeks, a senior UN official said on Saturday."
"On the fifth anniversary of the signing of a deal ending decades of war between North and South Sudan, US President Barack Obama's special envoy has commended the agreement as 'the foundation of peace.'"
"A human rights group says it is concerned about 'continuing abuses' at diamond mines in Zimbabwe."