The first meeting of the Partnership, was held in Singapore from 7-8 November 2016.  Offering opening remarks at the meeting, Dr. Surin Pitswan, former Secretary-General of ASEAN and Chair of the High-Level Advisory Panel on the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast, welcomed APPAP’s official launch and commended APPAP members for joining their efforts to promote a shared vision of region that protects its own people from atrocity crimes.

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The second annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention (APPAP) was held in Bangkok on the Siam Anantara, Bangkok, Thailand on the 22nd of August 2018.

The partnership, which has grown from 14 to 19 member organisations in the last 12 months, discussed the challenges, goals, and achievements of APPAP. The landscape of atrocity prevention in the region was reviewed against the backdrop of current challenges, such as crisies in Myanmar, North Korea and the Philippines. The achievements in the area of atrocity prevention were highlighted, as well as key opportunities for further work, for example, ASEANs current commitment to the ‘culture of prevention’. Two key working groups (‘Atrocity Prevention Awareness Raising’ and ‘Gender and Atrocity Prevention’) presented their work over the last 12 months, and their recommendations for future action .

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