"Together, let us commit to remember, unite and renew for the people of Rwanda and for our actions to prevent genocide around the world."
—Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
in his message for the 20th commemoration
of the Rwanda genocide
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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 in December 2007 (A/RES/62/96), 2009 (A/RES/64/226) and 2011 (A/RES/66/228).
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.