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.
Strategic Early Prevention, Capacity Building
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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|Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in Africa: Challenges, Prospects, and Priorities for the Next Decade|
|Policy Dialogue Brief|
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
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.
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.
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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.
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|Nuclear Security Video
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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