chapter  18
International Centers for the Prevention of Genocide: Unprecedented Historic Opportunities
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Much promising work on prevention has been widely scattered over the world’s landscape in recent years. Two focal points, each in a great international organization, could provide an extremely valuable reservoir of knowledge, skills, and best practices as well as a home base for mobilization of many different institutions and organizations that could make good use of such information. This applies both to operational (short-term) and structural (long-term) means of prevention. Such focal points could stimulate worldwide cooperative efforts in the next few decades to bring an end to genocide. Such an ongoing service would stimulate new ideas, new research, new education, and new modes of cooperation among diverse entities that can contribute to prevention of genocide. In so doing, the centers could keep the world’s focus on this dreadful problem and provide authentic hope for effective action.