Religious leaders find common ground to prevent future atrocities

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Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Photo: UN News/Matt Wells

Religious leaders from around the world are coming together at UN Headquarters on Friday to launch a new action plan aimed at preventing future genocide.

The Plan of Action to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes, aims to "prevent, strengthen and build" on measures to counter the kind of ideology that led to genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, in 2014, at the hands of Daesh militants.

The plan is the culmination of two-years of consultations, led by the head of the UN Office on Genocide Prevention, Special Adviser Adama Dieng.

Matt Wells asked him to outline the details.

Duration: 5'25"

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