With the launch of the E-Youth Library for Mass Atrocities Prevention, the Budapest Centre wishes to offer a collection of news relevant to the subject of Responsibility to Protect.
It includes a wide variety of official documents, research and articles written by various academics, as well as reports prepared by partner organizations on situations at risk.
The library also intends to provide an insight into the activities of organizations working in the field of mass atrocities prevention.
The collection, established by interns of the Budapest Centre, is designed to familiarize young people with some key policies, activities and reflections aimed at addressing the challenges of the four mass atrocity crimes, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of such concepts and the debates surrounding them.
The E-Youth Library is a product by the youth for the youth, which will be systematically updated by the interns of the Budapest Centre in the belief that they best understand the interests and demands of the younger generation, their age-group.
The management of the Budapest Centre hopes that the E-Youth Library for MAP will enrich the knowledge and expertise of the young generation dedicated to the prevention of extreme human rights violations and engage further young people in preventing mass atrocities.
if you are young or/and are aware of the needs of the younger generation, you are invited to take part in the update and further shaping and developing of the E-Youth Library. You can find the Library Maphere
All the documents available here have been collected from the following organizations:
Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P)
European Institute of Peace
European Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (‘Genocide Network’)
European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes
Global Centre for R2P
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
"Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Publications Director Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. We hope to explore challenges, identify best practices and share lessons learned on how we can protect populations more effectively."
"This podcast aims to discuss the violent Incel movement with three experts. ‘Incel’ stands for involuntary celibate, and the notoriety of this term spiked after the Santa Barbara attacks in the US."
Focus on far-right extremism.
Meet a RAN Practitioner #11 - Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc, "the founder and executive director of the French association for victims of terrorism. He has been working in the field of terrorism and victims of terrorism for 30 years. The association he founded aims to help victims of terrorism and to prevent radicalisation."
Meet a RAN Practitioner #10 - Alfredo Calcedo, "a psychiatrist at the Spanish Hospital Gregorio Marañón."
Meet a RAN Practitioner #8 - Antje Götz-Bungarten, "a Psychologist at the Bavarian Criminal State Police Office (Germany)."
Meet a RAN Practitioner #7 - Ilham Atrass, "advisor for Institutional Relations and European Affairs in the local government of Castilla-La Mancha, in Spain and RAN LOCAL co-chair."
Meet a RAN practitioner #1 — Kinga Bialek, "a cross-cultural Psychologist at Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research Poland (SIETAR), Poland."
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Guilt and/or Responsibility? "An interview with Michael Rothberg, professor of English and Comparative Literature. He considers questions of guilt, responsibility, contemporaneity, burning issues for all of us. What do we have to do with the past that we did not participate in, we did not do anything but we are still granddaughters and grandsons of perpetrators or victims? What do we have to do with distant sufferings, including wartime rape? In all his works, Michael Rothberg pays special attention to art, to contemporary art that he considers theoretical objects that are important parts of Holocaust Studies as well."
Intangible Cultural Heritage - what is it?, "a podcast about the UNESCO 2003 Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH); what it is; how the Convention works, and how communities that hold the heritage are involved."
UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – ‘Smart’ killer drones, drought and domestic workers’ worsening plight. "In this week’s 15-minute podcast, we enter the murky world of so-called intelligent drone strike technology and concerns about their proliferation in an interview with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. Also, an alert over Africa’s third COVID wave, a new UN report likening drought to a new pandemic and a warning over the plight of millions of domestic workers, from the UN labour agency ILO. Also, we’ll have closing comments from regular guest, Solange Behoteguy Cortes".
In Gaza, even the aid teams are in harm’s way, says UN food programme. "An estimated 160,000 people in Gaza now face going hungry as the escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and across the border into Israel, continues into its second week, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. In addition to seeing that they get enough to eat, another priority for the agency’s Country Director in Palestine, Samer AbdelJaber, is making sure that his aid team stays safe – because they’re inside the enclave where airstrikes are continuing too, as he explains to UN News’s Daniel Johnson".
After 10 years of war, 'heart breaking’ to see suffering of Syrians: senior UN relief official. "Ten years into the Syria crisis, humanitarian needs are deepening for millions of people, especially women, children, and the elderly, caught up in fighting through no fault of their own. According to humanitarians, over 13 million people across the war-ravaged country are in desperate need of assistance. UN News Arabic's Shirin Yaseen, spoke with Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, on what the United Nations is doing and the urgent priorities now".
Speaking up and confronting hatred, in memory of the Holocaust. "Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated 76 years ago this week, and to mark Holocaust remembrance day in late January, the corridors of UN Headquarters are normally filled with the stories of survivors who come to bear witness. But this year, the annual commemoration programme was held online for the first time ever, due to COVID-19, under the theme “Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”. For this latest edition of our Lid is On podcast, Ana Carmo brings you some of those voices of survival, along with the poignant contribution of German leader, Angela Merkel, and leading UN officials, speaking out against intolerance and racism, with neo-Nazism seemingly on the rise".
Seeing, hearing, feeling the reality of child trafficking. "What’s it really like to be a victim of child trafficking? The founders of non-profit, Street Art for Mankind, that fights child trafficking using art from around the globe, are trying to provide the answer. The exhibit, called “UN-ji,” made its way to UN headquarters in New York last month, bringing art, sounds, and smells, to help visitors gain insight into the issue and contribute to ending trafficking for some 150 million victims worldwide".
Checkpoints and searches: the daily reality for Palestinian children at Hebron school. "Not many school commutes involve having to go through checkpoints and body searches, but that’s the daily reality for some 163 Palestinian youngsters in Hebron, a bustling city in the southern part of the West Bank. During a recent visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Reem Abaza, of UN News, went inside the closed zone for this edition of our Lid Is On podcast, to speak with students and teachers from Qurtuba School".
UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital. "A major escalation in fighting between Hamas militants and Israeli forces across the Gaza border, has placed further strain on medical facilities there that are already overwhelmed. For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises".
Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel. "In this week’s 15-minute catch-up, we hear from the UN Refugee Agency on efforts to stop human traffickers from exploiting vulnerable people who’ve lost their jobs because of COVID-19, plus the week’s top stories from the UN and comments from regular guests Alpha Diallo and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes – with poetry to boot from Uruguayan scribe Eduardo Galeano".
Myanmar crisis, 10 years of war in Syria. "In this week’s show, we’re covering UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s appeal for an end to violence in Myanmar, a call by the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to developing countries, and a new tragedy involving human traffickers and migrants sailing from Djibouti to Yemen. And we’ll be hearing about the plight of detainees in Syria’s prisons and detention centres 10 years since the civil war began - and international efforts to get them out, in an interview with UN-appointed independent rights investigator Hanny Megally. With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes from UN Geneva".
Renewed hope for peace in Libya 10 years after the revolution. "As Libya marks the 10th anniversary of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, there is cautious optimism for better days ahead. In this episode of CMI’s Peace Talks, we discuss what needs to change so that the next 10 years would be brighter for the country".
Cyber attacks and wars fought with proxies: How can peacemakers respond to hybrid influencing?. "This is CMI’s Peace Talks, our new podcast. In this episode, we take a good look at hybrid influencing that makes conflicts more complex and unpredictable. How can peacemakers respond to challenges posed by hybrid operations?".
Unraveling the relationship between climate change and conflicts. "This is CMI’s Peace Talks, our new podcast. In this episode, we take a good look at the links between climate change and conflicts and discuss what can be done to tackle the problem".
Resolve conflict: Everyone can win. "Do you need to learn your conflict resolution skills on the go? Have a listen to these free podcasts. Produced in 2020, they’re our most recent addition to this website. To study the skills, it’s best to start with episode 1. But if you are struggling with a conflict right now and need a quick fix, scan the topics and choose the one that calls you. This series is inspired by our text: Everyone Can Win, on handling conflict constructively. Each podcast goes in-depth into one of the 12 skills, the approach you’ll find throughout this website. They are presented by psychologist Helena Cornelius, Conflict Resolution Network’s director. Writers are Helena Cornelius, Shoshana Faire and Estella Cornelius. Christine James joins the writing and production team for this audio series. Our music is by Stewart D’Arrietta".
Six Experts Explain the Killer Robots Debate. “Why are so many AI researchers so worried about lethal autonomous weapons? What makes autonomous weapons so much worse than any other weapons we have today? And why is it so hard for countries to come to a consensus about autonomous weapons? Not surprisingly, the short answer is: it’s complicated. In this month’s podcast, Ariel spoke with experts from a variety of perspectives on the current status of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), where we are headed, and the feasibility of banning these weapons”.
HELSINKI ON THE HILL. Nagorno-Karabakh. “"Helsinki on the Hill'' is a series of conversations hosted by the U.S. Helsinki Commission on human rights and comprehensive security in Europe and beyond. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains one of the world’s most intractable and long-standing territorial and ethnic disputes. Its fragile no-peace, no-war situation poses a serious threat to stability in the South Caucasus region and beyond. The conflict features at its core a fundamental tension between two key tenets of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act: territorial integrity and the right to self-determination. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, former U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, joins Helsinki Commission Senior Policy Advisor Everett Price to discuss the history and evolution of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the OSCE's role in conflict diplomacy and the prospects for a lasting peace”.
For almost 30 years, Brazilian activist Joenia Wapixana, has been fighting for indigenous land rights and against “institutionalized discrimination” in Brazil. In a special interview with UN News, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration[…]
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