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Preventing genocide and mass atrocities advances U.S. national security interests, saves taxpayer dollars, and saves lives. As Syria demonstrates, the outbreak of atrocities leads to significant consequences, feeding into the possibility for repeated cycles of violence. The outbreak of such violence also undermines American leadership, values, and economic interests.

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158, H.R.3030) helps to ensure the U.S. government has the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes and drivers of violent conflict.


Preventing Mass Atrocities

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About the Bill

The bill requires training for Foreign Service Officers in violent conflict and atrocities prevention and mandates reporting from both the Department of State and Director for National Intelligence on U.S. government efforts to prevent and respond to atrocities. These are critical tools that are needed to ensure the U.S. government is able to more effectively prevent atrocities and genocide.

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