he 2012 Annual Conference of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy focused on Peace building & Reconciliation and Human Rights, with a particular focus on the prevention of mass atrocities.

The meeting also served as a starting point of cooperation between the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and the Budapest Centre in the field of mass atrocities prevention.

Speech of Dr. Gyorgy Tatar:

The 2012 conference of the Italian MFA focused on the centrality of the person and the protection of human rights.

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.

On the 3rd of September 2012 a delegation of the Budapest Centre visited Azerbaijan.

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).