Tuesday, July 31, 2012
ROHINGYA CONCERN INTERNATIONAL ( RCI )
ROHINGYA CONCERN INTERNATIONAL ( RCI )
PO BOX # 567 , BUFFALO , NY- 14213
Ref No- 132/RCI/2012
Date:- July 29 , 2012
PRESS RELEASE : " RCI " ACTIVITIES IN WASHINGTON D.C
Washington — On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the president of Rohingya Concern International (RCI) and former president/current Party Chief of NDPHR (exile) USA (HQ), Mohiuddin M. Yusof has attended a gathering of senior leaders from US government, think tanks, business, academia and philanthropy at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The event was organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN to explore the challenges of preventing genocide in the 21st century.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her key note address
that President Obama has made preventing mass atrocities and genocide a core U.S. national security interest as well as a significant moral responsibility.
“These crimes undermine stability in countries and across regions. They spark humanitarian crises and send refugees streaming across borders.”
Mass atrocities and genocide also reverse economic progress and stymie growth for generations; they create cycles of often bitter vengeance and retribution that can scar communities for decades, Mrs. Clinton said.
“If a government cannot or will not protect its own citizens, then the United States and like-minded partners must act,” Mrs. Clinton said. However, she added, that is not a call for military force, which must remain an action of last resort.
“In most cases, other tools will be more appropriate, through diplomacy, financial sanctions, humanitarian assistance, law enforcement measures,” she said.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in her key note address that the United States has a moral obligation to fight genocide through “prevention and partnership.” and urged greater political will to stop "the evil" of genocide, as a poll found most Americans think global bodies are ineffective in halting atrocities.
The United States and our partners must act before the wood is stacked or the match is struck, because when the fire is at full blaze, our options for responding
are considerably costlier and more difficult," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her keynote speech.
Clinton also argued that working to end genocide was not just "morally right" but also in national security interests as such crimes reverse economic progress, create huge refugee problems and undermine stability.
Why the United States has acted to contain the violence in mass atrocities and genocide, and prevent even more terror, is not a difficult question to answer, Clinton said, but deciding when and how to act is difficult. That’s important because there is no one solution that works in every case; each situation requires a customized response, she said.
Mrs. Clinton said the United States is developing several approaches to addressing the problems including placing new emphasis on preventive measures, and is seeking to expand the range of partners to contribute to this cause because no single country can be effective alone.
She noted that the U.S. response is based on a whole-of-government response, from the intelligence community to diplomacy.
The symposium's two panels, moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Dana Priest of The Washington Post, discussed the ways the United States could use technology to find and respond to atrocities.
Dr. Bama Athreya , the Executive Director of United to End Genocide raised the issue of 800,000 Rohingyas of Arakan (Myanmar) who are the victims of Myanmar Govt.’s inhuman atrocities and Genocide and the panel discussed on it.
Mr.Mohiuddin M Yusof met many VIPs in the gathering and discussed with them explaining details update information of Rohingyas current situation and urged them to protect Rohingyas raising strong voice and putting serious pressure on Myanmar Govt. to end violence and state sponsored Genocide committing by RNDP Ruling Rakhine Buddhist party in Arakan State against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar.
The other speakers of the gathering are-
Christopher A. Kojm, Chairman, US National Intelligence Council.
Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning,
Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University,
Dana Priest, Investigative Reporter, Washington Post. and
Arwa Damon, Beirut Correspondent, CNN.
Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless ,
Sarah Sewall, Founder and Faculty Director, Mass Atrocity Response Operations Project, Harvard Kennedy School,
Richard Williamson, Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, CNN.
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