Efforts to mark the day are now being planned in Abuja (Nigeria), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Berlin (Germany), Cairo (Egypt), Hong Kong, Kigali (Rwanda), Kampala (Uganda), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), London (United Kingdom), Melbourne (Australia), Moscow (Russia), Nairobi (Kenya), New York (USA), Paris (France), Pretoria (South Africa), Toronto and Vancouver (Canada).
“We’re all saying the same thing, whether at a small candlelight vigil or mass concert; our governments need to step up now and put an end to the mass slaughter that is going on in Darfur,” said Jill Savitt, Campaigns Director at Human Rights First.
Thousands of people will call on their governments to do more to pressure the Security Council to protect civilians in
September 17th marks the one-year anniversary of the United Nations’ pledge to provide security for civilians around the world. People all over the world will gather to remind the UN of its unfulfilled responsibility and the continuing suffering in
More information about the events can be found at www.dayfordarfur.org.