Ending Genocide and Mass Atrocities

The horrors of genocide are often prolonged by political inaction and lack of tools to protect vulnerable populations. National governments have a responsibility to protect their citizens, but the international community must act where they fail. Preventing abuse of the veto by permanent members of the UN Security Council and developing a rapid deployment capacity for humanitarian intervention are critical needs.

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A UN Rapid Deployment Force will allow the United Nations to protect civilians and undertake humanitarian missions more quickly, saving more lives.
We are calling on Jordan, party to the ICC and UNSC President in April, to pursue criminal charges against ISIS individuals at the ICC. We will also encourage a UNSC resolution to freeze assets of ISIS supporters and create a legitimate use of force.
Accession to the International Criminal Court by both Palestine and Israel would be a crucial step toward accountability and justice for all
Ask Secretary Kerry to Urge the UN Security Council to spare the veto in the face of mass atrocities.

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UN Photo of Syrian Refugees at a camp in Jordan
By Rene Wadlow | December 17, 2016 - 12:00am EST
If I were another on the road, I wouldn't have looked back. I'd have said what one traveler says to another: Hello stranger, wake up your guitar!  Let's postpone our tomorrow to lengthen our road and widen our space, so that we may be rescued from our story together.             -- Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet.    By creating special observance days, the United Nations tries to promote international awareness and [...] Read More
Floor of US House of Representatives
By Chuck Woolery | November 30, 2016 - 8:47pm EST
Don’t just vote….Petition for Justice.   “Don’t boo!  Vote!” President Obama retorted after a crowd reacted to promises of the GOP Presidential Nominee leading up to the 2016 election.  Although voting is an important first step for citizens, it is not the only step we can take to have an impact on our politics and our lives.  It matters greatly what we do as citizens between elections.  Educating our elected officials, [...] Read More
A memorial at the World Peace Bell for Civilian Casualties of War
By Donna Park | August 09, 2016 - 9:33pm EDT
On Tuesday, August 9, the Cincinnati Peace Committee held a memorial at the World Peace Bell in Newport KY to remember and honor civilian casualties of war.  August 9 is the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki, Japan which happened 3 days after the annihilation of Hiroshima.  120,000 people were killed on these 2 days and tens of thousands would later die of radiation exposure.  Most of these [...] Read More