"Preventing genocide is a shared responsibility. States must uphold their obligations under international law to prevent abuses and protect their populations. [...] Only by meeting these challenges can we match the resolve of the survivors and truly honour the memory of those who died in Rwanda 19 years ago."
—Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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The Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide
and the United Nations is an information and educational outreach programme run by the United Nations Department of Public Information.
The programme was established by the General Assembly on 23 December 2005 (A/RES/60/225) to "mobilize civil society for Rwanda genocide victim remembrance and education in order to help prevent future acts of genocide". The programme's mandate was extended on 17 December 2007 (A/RES/62/96).
The programme focuses on learning the lessons of the Rwanda genocide in order to help prevent similar acts in the future, as well as raising awareness of the lasting impact of genocide on the survivors and the challenges that they still face today.
See what the UN is doing in Rwanda: ONE UN Rwanda.