The Budapest Centre was invited to participate to the Ordinary Meeting of the Regional Committee on Genocide Prevention of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) that was held in Kampala (Uganda), with the support of the Office of the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and in collaboration with the Uganda National Coordination Mechanism.
In the premises of the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel in Entebbe a representative of the Budapest Centre attended the Seminar for the Uganda National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and Mass Atrocities co-organized by the UN Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide (OPGR2P) and the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), with the goal of improving prevention mechanisms at the national level in Uganda in the field of genocide and mass atrocities prevention.
Taking place on 21 September in Paris, the Round Table aimed to take stock of the EU’s current capabilities and practices in the domain of mass atrocity prevention and to discuss options for improving the warning-response linkage.
The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has been concerned with genocide prevention since its inception in 2004, and has taken the lead in implementing the Protocol for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity and All forms of Discrimination (2006). The Protocol is part of the Pact on Peace, Stability and Development, signed by Heads of State and Government of eleven ICGLR Member States on 29th November 2006. The Protocol is consistent with the 2004 Stockholm Conference, during which the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced the creation of The Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG).