Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month Statement
In recognition of April as the Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, AfP urges Congress to pass the bipartisan Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 (H.R. 3030, S 1158). This legislation provides additional tools for dealing with ongoing and potential atrocities around the globe. It establishes a Mass Atrocities Task Force, requires training for Foreign Service Officers in addressing early warning signs of violent conflict and atrocities, requires US government reporting and sets up a Complex Crises Fund.