Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Bill Would Address Drivers of Violent Conflict

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May 18, 2017

The Charity & Security network is one of 60 organizations signing on to a statement in support of a new bill before Congress that would ensure that the U.S. government has the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes and drivers of violent conflict.

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S 1158), introduced May 17, establishes a Mass Atrocities Task Force, requires training for Foreign Service Officers in violent conflict and atrocities prevention, requires reporting from both the Department of State and Director of National Intelligence, and establishes the Complex Crises Fund. According to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the bill would ensure effective high-level interagency coordination on prevention, save money, protect our troops, continue congressional leadership and oversight, and build on bipartisan consensus. 

Contact your senators today to urge them to cosponsor this important bill.