NEW PARTNERSHIP: Launch of APPAP Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention
New international partnership announced
Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention
Decision-makers, advocates, researchers come together to prevent atrocities
Brisbane, Australia, 15 October 2015
Motivated by a shared vision of a region that protects its own people from atrocities, seven founding members from across the Asia Pacific region join efforts to launch the Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention (APPAP).
APPAP is a new international partnership between non-governmental organizations and governments working to prevent of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as well as their incitement.
The seven founding members include parliamentarians and representatives from civil society and academic organisations:
- Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect – The University of Queensland, Australia (Secretariat)
- ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
- Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
- Centre for Non-Traditional Security – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
- Human Rights Working Group – Indonesia
- Research Centre on the United Nations and International Organizations – Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
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.
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