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Sudan Policy Experts Available For Comment Immediately Following Administration’s Sudan Policy Review Update on Capitol Hill

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Sudan Policy Experts Available For Comment Immediately Following Administration’s Sudan Policy Review Update on Capitol Hill

Posted by Enough Team on December 2, 2009

 

 
MEDIA ADVISORY
December 2, 2009

CONTACTS:


Emily Diamond-Falk, 202-525-8153
emily@savedarfur.org
 
Mame Annan-Brown, 202-559-7409
annan-brown@genocideintervention.net
 
Eileen White Read, 202.741.6376
eread@enoughproject.org

  

Sudan Policy Experts Available For Comment Immediately Following Administration’s Sudan Policy Review Update on Capitol Hill
U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan’s First Public Hearing Since Policy Release
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The coming year represents a critical time for the people of Sudan, with countrywide elections scheduled for April 2010, and a referendum on the secession of southern Sudan in January 2011.

Tomorrow, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Major General Scott Gration will testify before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health about  the Administration’s current progress to meet key benchmarks that will ensure a peaceful Sudan. NGO representatives testifying will include John Prendergast, Co-founder of Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress.

The hearing is expected to cover the situation on the ground relating to human rights and the progress of the voter registration process for the spring elections, specifically in Darfur; the development of the needed multilateral coalition that was outlined in the U.S. Sudan policy review; U.S. benchmarks to encourage Khartoum to fully implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and other topics.

Available for live comment immediately following hearing:
Jerry Fowler, President of the Save Darfur Coalition
Sam Bell, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network
John Prendergast

WHAT:  House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa: Sudan: A Review of the Administration’s New Policy and A Situation Update
 
WHO:U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Major General Scott Gration; John Prendergast, Co-founder of Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress.

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10:00 am EST
 
WHERE: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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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.

About Enough: 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. For more information, please visit www.enoughproject.org/.

About Genocide Intervention Network:Genocide Intervention Network empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Currently focused on conflicts in Sudan, Burma and Democratic Republic of Congo, among other areas of concern, Genocide Intervention Network envisions a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. The organization is building a permanent anti-genocide constituency, mobilizing the political will to prevent and stop genocide. For more information, please visit www.genocideintervention.net.