Resources Related to the Atrocities Prevention Board
On Monday, April 23, 2012, President Obama spoke at the Holocaust Museum about prioritizing efforts on atrocity prevention so that the United States can honor the pledge of “never again” by making sure we are doing everything we can to prevent and respond to contemporary atrocities and to save lives.
Emphasizing the need to institutionalize a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to preventing mass atrocities, the President announced that an interagency “Atrocities Prevention Board” and unveiled a range of new initiatives that the U.S. government would be pursuing in order to become more effective at anticipating, preventing, and responding to mass atrocities.
- President Obama Announces the Atrocities Prevention Board at the Holocaust Museum, April 23 2012
- White House Fact Sheet: A Comprehensive Strategy and New Tools to Prevent and Respond to Atrocities April 23, 2012
- Presidential Study Directive 10 – Creation of an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and Corresponding Interagency Review August 4, 2011
- Secretary Clinton on Preventing Mass Atrocities April 23, 2012
- Ambassador Rice on the Launch of the Atrocities Prevention Board, April 23, 2012
- White House Fact Sheet: President Obama Directs New Steps to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Impose Consequences on Serious Human Rights Violators August 4, 2011