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Secretary General António Guterres
"To save people at risk, we must go beyond words. We must nurture the courage to care and the resolve to act. Only by meeting these challenges can we honour the victims and survivors of genocide and ensure that what happened in Rwanda is never repeated, anywhere, ever again."

—Secretary-General António Guterres
in his message for the 24th commemoration
of the Rwanda genocide

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 in December 2007 (A/RES/62/96), 2009 (A/RES/64/226), 2011 (A/RES/66/228), and 2013 (A/RES/68/129).

The programme focuses on raising awareness for the lessons learned from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed. It also aims to highlight 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.

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