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44 Organizations Urge Congressional Action on Atrocities Prevention Following Executive Order — Refugees International


44 Organizations Urge Congressional Action on Atrocities Prevention Following Executive Order — Refugees International: As you may have seen, on March 18, 2016 President Obama issued Executive Order 13729, “A Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response,” that fulfills the commitment made in April 2012 when the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) officially began its work. We welcome this action.

However, in order to fully implement the set of bipartisan policy recommendations requested by the Senate in 2010 – including the creation of the APB – Congress must pass S.2551. The bill provides a comprehensive framework for atrocity and conflict prevention by permanently authorizing the APB, establishing the Complex Crises Fund administered by USAID, mandating training for Foreign Service Officers, and requiring reporting from both the Department of State and Director of National Intelligence. All of these tools are necessary to better ensure the U.S. government has the capacities needed to most effectively prevent atrocities.

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