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Commemoration at United Nations Headquarters in New York

Memorial Ceremony

Video recording of the event

Friday, 7 April 2017
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Programme

Candle lighting

Minute of silence

Remarks by:

H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

H.E. Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly

Testimony by Ms. Sonia Mugabo, survivor of the Rwanda genocide

Poetry performance by Ms. Malaika Uwamahoro, Artist and Rwandan student, Fordham University, New York

Mr. Carl Wilkens, Co-Founder and Director of World Outside My Shoes, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda

Mrs. Linda Melvern, Journalist and author of "A People Betrayed. The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide"

H.E. Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations 

Moderated by Mr. Maher Nasser, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations

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Photos from the event

Candles are lit at the opening of the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

Candles are lit at the opening of the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

Secretary-General António Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres. Next to him: Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN, Vice-President of the General Assembly.

Valentine Rugwabiza

Valentine Rugwabiza (at lectern), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN. Also pictured (from right on dais): Maher Nasser, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications; Linda Melvern, Journalist and author of "A People Betrayed. The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide".

Portrait

Carl Wilkens, Co-Founder and Director of World Outside My Shoes, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda



Malaika Uwamahoro, Artist and Rwandan student at Fordham University, New York

Malaika Uwamahoro, Artist and Rwandan student at Fordham University, New York

Sonia Mugabo, survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

Sonia Mugabo, survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

 




 

 

 

 

Commemorations around the world

Commemorative and educational activities are being organized by UN information centres around the world, including in Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Lagos, Lusaka, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Pretoria, and Tehran, among others.

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