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Genocide and mass atrocities can be prevented by promoting the acceptance of states' sovereign responsibilities to ensure basic human protection. The world must help countries meet those responsibilities and ensure an effective multilateral response when states prove unwilling to honor them, a preventive framework outlined by the United Nations' Responsibility to Protect.


Current Work

Strategic Early Prevention, Capacity Building
To prevent the next mass atrocity, the Stanley Foundation engages UN officials, diplomats, and policymakers to support full implementation of the Responsibility to Protect—particularly as a preventive framework. We work to promote strategic policy approaches to pre-crisis atrocity prevention and greater international coordination in both preventing and responding to mass atrocity threats.

The foundation also encourages public discussion on the topic with a Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit called Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence, which considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. See our resources on civil society perspectives for building state capacity to prevent atrocity crimes. Contact Jennifer Smyser for more information.


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May 2015
Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in Africa: Challenges, Prospects, and Priorities for the Next Decade
Policy Dialogue Brief (251K)

May 2015
The Responsibility to Protect in the Next Decade
Policy Dialogue Brief (210K)

May 2015
Ten Years Since the World Summit: Developing Civil Society’s Strategy for the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia-Pacific Region
Civil Society Perspectives
Conference Report (810K)

May 2015
The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: The Challenges Ahead
Dr. Edward C. Luck
Policy Analysis Brief (251K)

May 2015
2014 Annual Report: Activities of the Latin American Network
for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Other Publication (2,203K)

April 2015
Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia-Pacific
Policy Dialogue Brief (264K)

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October 2014
Matching Words With Deeds
Keith Porter

October 2014
CONSIDER THIS...

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

July 2014
Eight Days in Bangui
Evan Cinq-Mars

March 2014
Rivalry, Vengeance, and Hope
Andrei Serbin Pont

March 2014
A House Divided
Ramesh Thakur

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April 2014
1st Meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC)
Video

April 2014
Angela Bruce-Raeburn at the 1st Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes
Video

February 2014
A View from Africa: Building Capacity to Prevent Atrocities
Video

February 2014
Part II - A View from Africa: Building State Capacity to Prevent Mass Atrocities
Video

February 2014
Part I - A View from Africa: Building State Capacity to Prevent Mass Atrocities
Video

February 2014
Part IV - A View from Africa: Building State Capacity to Prevent Mass Atrocities
Video

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CONTACT
Jennifer Smyser
jsmyser@stanleyfoundation.org 563-264-6884

LATEST PUBLICATION

Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in Africa: Challenges, Prospects, and Priorities for the Next Decade
Policy Dialogue Brief
May 2015

This informal consultation brought together a diverse group of experts, policymakers, diplomats, and representatives of African Union member states, regional organizations, and civil society organizations to reflect on ten years of R2P implementation and to produce recommendations for advancing the principle in the years ahead. This report highlights the salient issues discussed by participants at the meeting and recommendations for making R2P fully... Read More

EVENTS
Current
05/25/15   Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention: Second Raphael Lemkin Seminar and Fourth Focal Points Meeting
06/04/15   Order and Disorder in Today's Global Order
06/23/15   5th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points
Past
05/04/15   Prevention in Latin America: Launch of the 2014 Annual Report of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
03/25/15   UN Issues Conference: The Responsibility to Protect in the Next Decade
HIGHLIGHTS
Courier Courier
The latest issue of Courier features an investigation of a 2007 break-in at a South African nuclear storage facility that still unnerves many officials and experts. It also considers the architecture for climate action that needs to be built ahead of this year's global gathering in Paris. Another article looks at our annual global youth conference that brings students together to discuss global issues. Finally, two teachers share how a travel award offers unique professional development.

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Employment Opportunities
Policy Program Officer, Human Protection
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to join its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with the foundation’s leadership team and staff to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s human protection policy programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals. Read the full position announcement.

Event Manager and Event Specialist Postions
The Stanley Foundation is looking for 2 dedicated, dynamic individuals who have a passion for working in the field of event management and prefer a small-business atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.
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Read the full event specialist position announcement.


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Our bimonthly newsletter looks at the implementation of R2P ten years after it's adoption, as well as climate action, a major factor for meeting the global goal of keeping climate change within 2 degrees Celsius. We explore the development of bold and innovative policy recommendations for the final nuclear summit process. And finally, 20 years of bringing a global mix of high schoolers together for a weekend to build relationships, increase awareness, and discuss global issues.

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Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences
The Stanley Foundation holds two annual conferences, UN Issues and the Strategy for Peace Conference. These bring together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.

Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.


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The Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a bomb. The foundation talked with over a dozen diverse and distinguished experts from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and the Fissile Materials Working Group to see how today's patchwork of voluntary arrangements can be forged into a long-lasting system. Watch the video.

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