Ghana is the second African country to join the Steering Group of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC). It will be represented in the Steering group by the National Peace Council, having Mr. George Amoh, Executive Secretary of the Council as its representative. Being the most recent member of GAAMAC Steering Group, Ghana reinforces its efforts as a key player in the African continent to prevent mass atrocities.
GAAMAC serves as a platform where stakeholders come together to exchange good practices and jointly find solutions to strengthen national mechanisms in mass atrocities prevention. Its Steering Group is led by a State representative and is composed of members appointed by a State, an intergovernmental, or a civil society organization. As the 13th member and second African State in the Steering Group, Ghana stands at the forefront of advancing efforts to prevent mass atrocities in Africa and beyond.
GAAMAC celebrates that Ghana became part of its community of commitment as Ghana has consistently demonstrated a firm position against mass atrocities and human rights abuses both locally and within the United Nations System.
The country is a core member of the Responsibility to Protect, a global political commitment endorsed by all members of the United Nations at the 2005 Summit to address the key concerns to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.
To this regard, several activities organized by the GAAMAC Africa Working Group in Ghana with the support of the Ghana National Peace Council and this collaboration is now further deepened Through its membership in the GAAMAC Steering Group, Ghana not only reinforces its support to GAAMAC’s mission but also strengthens its commitment to establishing and enhancing national mechanisms to prevent mass atrocities.