Eileen White Read, 202.741.6376
Reaction By John Prendergast to President Obama's Speech in Ghana
SATURDAY JUNE 11 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Quote by Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast:
"All this soaring rhetoric on resolving conflicts must be followed by serious and sustained action. President Obama's administration must exercise global leadership in the development of a more effective peace process for Darfur, equal to the effort that his team has begun to expend on the implementation of the North-South deal."
"And he needs to lead globally in the construction of multilateral pressures in the service of peace, without which the various parties — led by the ruling National Congress Party — will simply give lip service to peace and continue pursuing their obectives through war."
"Similarly in Congo, stepped up diplomacy connected with more robust pressures on the Congolese and Rwandan governments to address economic and political causes of the conflict in the east will be imperative for success."
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About the coalition: The Save Darfur Coalition – an alliance of more than 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations – raises public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and mobilizes a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of people throughout the Darfur region. The coalition's member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.SaveDarfur.org.
Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Enough's strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a "3P" crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. Visit www.enoughproject.org.