International Symposium, Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Shoah Memorial Paris, Nov.15, 2010
Francis M. Deng was appointed United Nations Special Adviser to Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in May 2007.
Prior to that, he served as Director of the Sudan Peace Support Project at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and was affiliated in a number of academic and research capacities with the Brookings Institution, Woodrow Wilson Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, the Library of Congress and the City University of New York. From 1992 to 2004 Deng was the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons.
As a member of Sudan's foreign service, he served as the Ambassador of Sudan to the United States, Canada, and Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden. He also served as Sudan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.