Monday, September 23, 2013

Brief Issue Update- Sudanese President al-Bashir trying to come to U.S. to Speak at the UN

Last Monday I began my internship with United to End Genocide here in Washington, DC!

So far, my duties have included compiling lists of human rights events around the city, gathering news stories dealing with the countries our organizations works with and those countries on our "Watch List," and creating a weekly policy update sheet for our staff meetings.

Our office has been buzzing just this last week with the United Nations 68th General Assembly meeting beginning this week. In particular, we found out last week that Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir plans to attend the General Assembly meeting this Thursday to speak.

Bashir has been charged by the International Criminal Court on ten counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for his involvement in the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

As part of our advocacy and awareness campaign, I have posted a blog on United to End Genocide's website for you all to read. It discuss a little bit about the current situation, and whether or not Bashir will get to the United States.

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