Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention (APPAP)
Motivated by a shared vision of a region that protects its own people from atrocities, the Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention is an alliance of organizations which aims to support the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and their incitement, and the protection of vulnerable communities by promoting the work of each partner and fostering collaboration and cooperation between them.
By facilitating cooperation between like-minded organizations it aims to help support each member to achieve its atrocity prevention goals. The partnership aims to facilitate coherent and comprehensive action to prevent atrocities that mobilizes the capacities of local, regional and global actors.
The founding members include parliamentarians and representatives from civil society and academic organisations:
By connecting together regional expertise and capacity on atrocity prevention and establishing pathways between regional mechanisms and global institutions, the Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention aims to facilitate coherent and comprehensive action to prevent atrocity crimes in the Asia Pacific. By doing so, the partnership will support the fulfilment of the commitment made by the region’s Heads of State and Government in 2005 to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and their incitement, and to protect their populations from them.
As such, this initiative aims to advance the shared goal of making atrocity prevention a lived reality across the entire Asia Pacific region.
Administered by a Secretariat provided by the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the Partnership will host activities to promote dialogue and collaboration in areas including: early warning and risk assessment, mediation, policy analysis and development for prevention, training and education, capacity building for prevention, and engagement with the UN, member states and its partners.
APPAP is an Asia Pacific focused partnership. Membership is open to non-governmental organizations that promote the prevention of atrocity crimes, and governments that have appointed national R2P Focal Points.