As the ruling National Congress Party in Sudan pursues a military solution in Darfur and expands its support for armed groups committing atrocities in Chad and the Central African Republic, the international response to the crisis in Darfur lacks coordination, focus, and a clear vision for the way forward. Occasional rhetorical condemnations and unenforced or unenforceable Security Council resolutions have resulted in a collective failure to negotiate a durable peace deal, protect civilians, and hold the perpetrators of atrocities responsible for their crimes. This policy inertia can only be overcome if the international community adopts a coherent and synchronized strategy.
The Center for American Progress and the International Crisis Group invite you to a presentation of a comprehensive plan to bring about lasting peace to Darfur.
The Answer to Darfur is the first in a series of events sponsored by the newly created ENOUGH: the Project to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities. The mission of ENOUGH is to end crimes against humanity in Darfur, northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to prevent future mass atrocities through a “3P” strategy which protects the vulnerable, punishes the perpetrators, and promotes peace. ENOUGH, a joint initiative of the International Crisis Group and the Center for American Progress, will utilize field research, sophisticated analysis and recommendations, and targeted messaging to end this scourge on humanity once and for all.
Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
John Prendergast, Senior Adviser, the International Crisis Group
Colin Thomas-Jensen, Africa Advocacy and Research Manager, the International Crisis Group