Round table discussion with Dr. Deng

Please find the attached notes from the meeting with Dr. Frances Deng on May 4, 2010

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity (Genocide Prevention Group) is hosting a round table discussion with Dr. Francis Deng, the United Nation’s Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 8:30-10:15am in room 505, Victoria Building, at 140 Wellington St., Ottawa.

The Special Adviser is mandated by the UN Security Council to act as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action.

Dr. Deng will share his insights into the causes and dynamics of genocide, speak about his unique approach to this ever challenging mandate and provide ideas on how Canada can further contribute to preventing this atrocity.

The Genocide Prevention Group is an informal group of parliamentarians from all political parties and from both legislative chambers. It is mandated to improve Canada’s efforts to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity, to increase the flow of information available to Parliamentarians on these and related matters, and to communicate and collaborate with like-minded organizations both domestically and internationally.

Please confirm your presence with Mallory at prev-gen@parl.gc.ca by Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at noon.