At the invitation of Paul Dewar, Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group in Canadian Parliament for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, the representatives from the Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada are invited to attend a round table discussion with Dr. Francis Deng, the United Nationâ€™s Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group in the Canadian Parliament for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity.
The Special Adviser is mandated by the UN Security Council to act as a catalyst to raise awareness about 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 event will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 8:30-10:15am in room 505, Victoria Building, at 140 Wellington St, Ottawa.
Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada