Global Day For Darfur

Sunday, September 17th is Global Day for Darfur.

The Global Day for Darfur was originally conceived by a group of NGOs working on Darfur and concerned about the slow response of the international community to the crisis.

September 17 th, 2006 will see organisations and individuals around the world involved in peaceful demonstrations, rallies, marches, exhibitions and concerts.

September 17 th will mark the one year anniversary of the signing of the 2005 UN World Summit Outcome Document.

Within which the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was enshrined as an international doctrine.

The document pledges “to take collective action …if national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity”.

In addition, the September 17 th events will coincide with the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

(In New York, there will be performances and a rally at Central Park, East Meadow, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Speakers include Madeline Albright, who appears to be doing what she can to make up for her most shameful behavior in the wake of the Rwandan genocide when she was UN ambassador.)