Aug 302010

To aid the United Nations (UN) in its goal to prevent genocide, Andrea Bartoli and Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution teamed up with Columbia University to develop a program that trains UN member government officials in genocide prevention methods and involves the participants in a genocide prevention network.

The program, Engaging Governments on Genocide Prevention, begins with a week of training that covers the skills, motivation, and access to resources needed to confront and address genocide at the government level.

The training helps create an interactive network among the participants, which encourages countries to develop early warning systems in addition to prevention policies. The network also allows participants to organize local summits on genocide prevention. As a result, these networks have the added benefit of helping isolated countries become less isolated.

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