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2019 International Day of Victims of Crime of Genocide
9 Dec 2019 -  Panel discussion to mark the 71st anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. #PreventGenocide

11:00 am WELCOME REMARKS

Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, United Nations Chef de Cabinet, on behalf of the Secretary-General António Guterres

11:10 am INTERFAITH PRAYER: Representatives of the Multi Faith Advisory Council to the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development

11:20 am PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘Champions of Prevention – Experiences from the Field’

Moderated by Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

• Volker Türk, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination

• Felistas Joseph Mushi, Chairperson, National Committee on Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and all kinds of Discrimination (Tanzania)

• Vahidin Omanovic, Co-founder and Co-director, Center for Peacebuilding Sanski Most (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

• Wai Wai Nu, Director, Women's Peace Network (Myanmar)

• Azza Karam, Coordinator of the UN Task Force on Religion and Development / Senior Advisor at UNFPA

12:00 pm STATEMENTS BY MEMBER STATES*

12:20 pm PHOTO EXHIBITION: Participants are invited to view the photo exhibition 'Champions of Prevention’
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