Policy & Advocacy

Peacebuilding essential to counter climate-driven conflict

The Aegis Trust’s Chief Executive Dr James Smith and Executive Director Freddy Mutanguha were among the delegates taking part in this year’s Hunger Summit and World Food Prize symposium in Iowa.

Bringing together over 1200 scientific experts, policy leaders and food industry executives from more than 65 countries, the symposium is organised by the World Food […]

October 21st, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Honour for diplomat who paved Cambodia’s road to peace

Twenty years ago today, on March 6th
1999, Ta Mok – the last commander of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia –

It marked the culmination of a strategy
developed by then US Ambassador Kenneth Quinn to eradicate the guerrilla
movement, which he had compared to the Nazis in early warnings sent to
Washington after witnessing the first wave […]

March 6th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Honour for diplomat who confronted genocide

The Steven Krulis
Champion of Humanity Distinguished Service Award recognises those who have
contributed significantly to the prevention of genocide and to promoting values
of humanity. Originally called the Aegis Award, it has been given only once
before – to L Gen Romeo Dallaire of Canada in 2002.

The Award will be presented
to Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn at a ceremony […]

February 4th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

70 years after UN Genocide Convention, survivors call for justice in the UK

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN General Assembly on this day seventy years ago.

However, despite the success of a campaign led by the Aegis Trust nine years ago to close legal loopholes on genocide suspects living in the UK, there has yet to be […]

December 9th, 2018|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

Ambassador Helena Rietz, now Head of the Africa Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign affairs, today expressed Stockholm’s pride in the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding education work in Rwanda – for which the Swedish Government has provided significant support. 
Ambassador Rietz was visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the second time. Having previously visited […]

November 19th, 2018|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Award for diplomat who helped eradicate the Khmer Rouge

On the day that leaders of the Khmer Rouge have finally been found guilty of genocide, the Aegis Trust is pleased to announce an award for the American diplomat who warned of their threat in advance, assisted their victims, and ultimately helped drive the Khmer Rouge from Cambodia.

The Aegis Trust will honour Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, […]

November 16th, 2018|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis launches exhibition with UNITAR in Geneva

At the Palais des Nations, the UN’s Geneva headquarters, the Aegis Trust yesterday launched a new exhibition in partnership with UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Titled ‘Education for Peace: Preventing Genocide at its roots’, the exhibition considers how humanity can be eroded in a society to the point of mass atrocities. It […]

September 25th, 2018|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

On 13th April 2018, Aegis Trust was honoured to receive the second edition of the Raphael Lemkin International Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to fighting genocide and other mass atrocities, in particular by educating the young generation in Rwanda through its Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda programme, and commemorating and honouring the victims […]

April 16th, 2018|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

NGOs Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost for CAR

(New York) – Today’s unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and Invisible Children.

The situation in the […]

November 15th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Patron Bob Geldof refuses to share honour with Aung San Suu Kyi

Sir Bob Geldof, a founding patron of the Aegis Trust, has today handed back his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest that it continues to be held by Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite her government’s ongoing military campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Described by the UN High […]

November 13th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments