Event on the governmental perspective to support multilateral decisions through dialogue

21 February 2024
The Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention organized a webinar on the governmental perspective to support multilateral decisions through dialogue with the participation of the GAAMAC Chair.

On the 1st of February 2024, the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention organized an event where senior officials from government and civil society organizations shared their views on how dialogue could support the decisions in multilateral organizations to sustainably address global challenges and respond to risks of mass atrocity crimes. On this occasion, GAAMAC Chair Ambassador Christian Guillermet-Fernández, was invited to deliver the keynote speech. In his remarks, the Chair showcased GAAMAC as an example of networks composed of States and civil society that can support multilateralist efforts towards an upfront and permanent atrocity prevention agenda.

This was followed by a panel discussion amongst the following speakers:

  • Kai Aage, Norwegian Diplomat and Writer
  • Ljudmila Popovich, Director General for interculturalism at the Ministry of human and minority rights of Montenegro
  • Robert Alagjozovsky, National Coordinator for interculturalism, one society, development of culture and interministerial cooperation of the Republic of North Macedonia

Gyorgy Tatar, Chair of the Budapest Centre for Dialogue and Mass Atrocities Prevention, concluded the discussion. This event was a follow-up of three previous webinars which the Budapest Centre organized in 2023 where practitioners shared best practices on how trends of hatred could be countered through dialogue, how dialogue could be used for settling conflicts despite huge divides in the values and views and what are the benefits and disadvantages of dialogue in daily policy making and in multilateral affairs. The participants of the webinars were also provided the opportunity to exchange views on the Budapest Centre’s initiative to establish an “Alliance for Dialogue” which plans to promote the institutionalization of dialogue in decision making procedures at both multilateral and national levels.

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