Press Release · Communiqué de presse
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 19 April 1999
THE UNITED STATES PLEDGE USD 500,000 TO
TRIBUNAL’S OUTREACH PROJECT
PRESIDENT McDONALD GRATEFUL FOR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION
On behalf of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the President of the Tribunal, Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, has expressed her deep appreciation to the U.S. Government for its pledge of USD 500,000 for the Tribunal’s Outreach project. Harold Koh, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, announced the donation at a
press briefing at the Tribunal on Friday 16 April 1999.
This generous contribution, which makes up over a third of the total Outreach budget, will, as Assistant Secretary of State Harold Koh noted "allow the Tribunal to carry its message of impartial justice not only to governments and legal practitioners in the former Yugoslavia, but, most of all, to the families of victims".
The President urges other countries and organisations to support this vital project, which is aimed at bridging the communications gap between the Tribunal and the people of the former Yugoslavia and helping in the international community’s overall reconciliation effort.