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Update: the award event has concluded. You can watch the full recording at the livestream link; Clooney's remarks begin at the 2:08 mark.
Board members George Clooney and John Prendergast are in Yerevan, Armenia today, where Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize, honoring an individual who puts her- or himself at risk to enable others to survive. The board members are likewise commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Click through for a link to the livestream of the award event (beginning @ 1pm EST), as well as the text of Clooney's remarks.
Next week, board member John Prendergast will testify before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations as part of the "South Sudan's Prospects for Peace and Security" Hearing; he'll likewise speak at "A New Approach to Sudan", a program covering the Obama administration's chance to make progress in Sudan.
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"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."
"North and South Sudan are sliding back towards war, a think-tank warned on Thursday as a separate report said both sides were caught up in an 'arms race' in defiance of global embargoes."
"Burma's junta allowed detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with three elderly senior members of her party Wednesday in a rare concession by the military regime."
"Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping arrives this week in Burma where he is expected to meet the regime's reclusive top leader and press for assurances there will be no more unrest on their shared border."
"Brazen kidnapping raids targeting aid workers in Chad and Darfur have set UN officials and aid groups on edge, fuelling fears of a violent new trend that could hobble relief work in the lawless area."