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PR from Amnesty International

22 Sep

On September 25, Amnesty International
and its co-sponsors will hold a demonstration for Darfur at the Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza, across from the United Nations. The purpose of the demonstration
is to call on the UN Member States to i) honor their commitment to aid
and protect the people in Darfur, ii) uphold their promise to provide funding,
equipment, and peacekeeping, and iii) uphold the UN Security Council’s
promise of justice for Darfur .


on behalf of Amnesty International. All the information is below in the
email and attached as a word document. If you need more information, or
if you have anyone who would like to assist Amnesty with the event, please
contact SARA BENNETT at sbennett@aiusa.org or 212 633 4160.

Thanks!

Lillian Tan

Corporate Action Network Intern
Business & Human Rights
Amnesty International, USA
5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
(212) 633-4246
corpaction@aiusa.org

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No More Delays: Peacekeepers
and Justice for Darfur NOW

Close the gap between promises
and reality: Call on United Nations Member States to honor their commitment
to protect the people of Darfur.  For over a year, United Nations
Member States have promised peacekeepers, equipment, and funding for aid
for Darfur.  Promise broken. For over three years,
the United Nations Security Council has promised justice for Darfur.  Promise
broken.
The United Nations has failed to live up to its promises.
The people of Darfur have already waited too long for peacekeepers
and justice.  Join us at the United Nations as we demand No
More Delays: Peacekeepers and Justice for Darfur NOW.

WHAT: Demonstration on Darfur:
“No More Delays: Peacekeepers and Justice for Darfur NOW.”

WHEN: Thursday, September
25, 2008, from 5:00-6:30pm

WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza (across from the UN), 1st Avenue and 47th Street

WHO: Larry Cox, Executive
Director, Amnesty International USA

Alex
Meixner, Director of Government Relations, Save Darfur Coalition

Bushara
Dosa, President, Darfur People’s Association of New York

Roxanne
Earley, New York State Outreach Coordinator, STAND

Other
Darfuri human rights activists (TBA)

Amnesty will be providing
placards – “No More Delays: Peacekeepers and Justice for Darfur NOW”
– and FREE t-shirts and Instant Karma CDs to the first 200 people!
Demo participants will also be able to visit Displaced,
an interactive exhibition on Darfur
, which will be staged next to the
demo site.

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Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Activism, Bookmarks, genocide, The Sudan

 

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