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Commemoration at United Nations Headquarters in New York

Memorial Ceremony
Friday, 13 April 2018
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
General Assembly Hall
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Programme

Video recording of the event

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

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

Secretary-General António Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres




Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly

Issa Konfourou Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to the United Nations, and Chair of the African Group

Issa Konfourou Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to the United Nations, and Chair of the African Group

Consolee Nishimwe, survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and author of “Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope”

Consolee Nishimwe, survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and author of “Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope”

Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations

Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations

Commemoration at the United Nations in Geneva

Memorial Ceremony
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Palais des Nations
Geneva

Candle lighting during the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Candle lighting during the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Candle lighting during the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Candle lighting during the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

François Xavier Ngarambe, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva

François Xavier Ngarambe, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva

Révérien Rurangwa, survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Révérien Rurangwa, survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Cesar Murangira, President of the Association of Genocide survivors IBUKA, Switzerland

Cesar Murangira, President of the Association of Genocide survivors IBUKA, Switzerland

(Photos by Violaine Martin)

Commemorations around the world

Commemorative and educational activities were organized by UN information centres around the world.

Planned activities included: In Antananarivo, a commemorative ceremony and student briefing , including screenings of video testimonies of survivors; in Brazzaville, a mobile exhibition for high school students; in Dakar, lectures and exhibits for university students in collaboration with the Embassy of Rwanda; in Dar es Salaam, a commemorative ceremony and lecture in collaboration with the Rwandan Ambassador; in Lusaka, educational briefings for students from four schools to highlight lessons learned from Rwanda; in Nairobi, a commemorative ceremony and exhibit with the Rwandan Embassy; in Pretoria, a screening of the documentary film “The Uncondemned” to highlight how rape was declared an act of genocide before an international court; and in Yerevan, a student conference by various universities and ministries later in the year to focus on genocide prevention and the responsibility to protect.

Past events

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