Genocide Prevention Task Force
Building an Anti-Genocide Infrastructure: An Update on the Record of U.S. Implementation of the Genocide Prevention Task Force
November 15, 2010 | Conference Remarks
On November 15th, leading genocide prevention and human rights officials and experts from around the world gathered together in Paris for an international symposium to assess the current capacities of governments to effectively respond to genocide and mass atrocities and to recommend strategies to enhance international cooperation.
Speaking on the panel, “Latest Developments in the Field of Genocide Prevention,” Mike Abramowitz, Director of the Committee on Conscience, delivered these remarks on the record of U.S. implementation of the GPTF recommendations. The symposium was convened by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris.
Genocide Prevention Task Force: Update six months after release of the final report
July 2009 | Six month update
Genocide Prevention Task Force report receives bipartisan praise
January 15, 2009 | Press Event
(Washington, DC) – As the nation approaches the swearing in of America’s 44th president, and as the 114th Congress gets underway, a group of bipartisan leaders joins the Genocide Prevention Task Force’s call for the new administration and congressional leaders to make preventing genocide and mass atrocities a national priority.
Genocide Prevention Task Force Delivers Blueprint for U.S. Government to Prevent Genocide and Mass Atrocities
December 8, 2008 | Press Event
(Washington, DC) - The Genocide Prevention Task Force today released its final report on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The report makes the case for why genocide and mass atrocities threaten core American values and national interests, and how the U.S. government can prevent these crimes in the future.
Jointly convened by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the United States Institute of Peace, the Task Force began its work last November with the goal of generating concrete recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s capacity to recognize and respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities.
“The world agrees that genocide is unacceptable and yet genocide and mass killings continue,” said Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State and Co-Chair of the Genocide Prevention Task Force. “We believe that preventing genocide is possible, and that striving to do so is imperative both for our national interests and our leadership position in the world.”
In Memoriam: Julia V. Taft, 1942-2008
March 17, 2008
Statement from Madeleine Albright and William Cohen, Co-Chairs of the Genocide Prevention Task Force
Madeleine Albright and William Cohen to Co-chair Genocide Prevention Task Force
November 13, 2007 | Press Event
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen announced in November 2007 that they would co-chair a Genocide Prevention Task Force jointly convened by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the United States Institute of Peace. The Task Force will generate practical recommendations to enhance the U.S. government's capacity to respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities.