19 religious bodies and faith-based organizations committed to ending extreme poverty and promoting the dignity, urge Congress to fund international humanitarian, poverty-focused development, and peacebuilding assistance programs in FY 2017 at equal or higher funding levels as those enacted in fiscal year 2016.
Thanks to the support of advocates across the country, we have made significant progress in building bipartisan leadership to encourage the U.S. government to pivot to peace by investing in the structures, tools and resources necessary to prevent violent conflict before it starts.
If President Obama and world leaders concerned about today’s refugee crisis truly hope to support those who have been forced to flee their homes, they must also commit to providing the necessary resources to prioritize the prevention of violent conflict.
We are excited to announce the convening of a high-level Experts Committee on Preventing Mass Violence to review current United States government prevention efforts. The final product will be a report with specific recommendations for the 45th President on advancing a comprehensive agenda to prevent mass violence.
Forty four non-governmental organizations, write to urge Congress to act by passing the bipartisan Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, S.2551, which would provide the necessary authorities, oversight and resources to successfully implement a comprehensive atrocities prevention agenda.
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