Mission

The Mission of the Centre is to promote international protection of human rights with special regard to the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities in any part of the world. The strategic objective of the Centre is to foster awareness of and promote action by all stakeholders interested in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes. To this end, the Centre will prepare assessments, studies and recommendations and contribute to the international capacity and capability building efforts in order to help ensure informed, timely and effective preventive action by the International Community. The Centre will function to elicit the sources and promote the operation of an integrated early warning and early action-system. In carrying out these tasks, the Centre will seek to enhance the collaboration within the International Community and promote the necessary political consensus for timely and effective action at global, regional and national levels. .

Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and mass Atrocites

As a precondition of efficient action, the Centre wishes to set up an institutionalized mechanism to promote coordinated action by a network of international decisionmakers and stakeholders in the field of genocide prevention in cooperation with the global, regional, and national decisionmaking bodies. To that end, the Centre wishes to maintain special relations with other relevant institutions in the host country. The Centre shall establish and maintain close cooperation with the institutions and specialized bodies of the United Nations. In particular, special relations will be sought with the Office of the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Commission and other competent organizational units of the EU institutions and EU Member States or any other interested state party to the UN Charter. The Centre wishes to maintain good relations with other regional organizations as well as with sub regional organizations.

The Centre will elaborate analysis, proposals, and support mediation efforts in instable situations that may lead to genocide and mass atrocities. The Centre will seek to identify and expand expertise and capacities, improve existing methodologies, and enhance the international network of experts in the field of genocide prevention. To that hand, the Centre will support the organization of events for the purpose of promoting and strengthening global, regional, and national cooperation among decision-makers, donors, NGOs, representatives of the media and other international stakeholders.