UN News Centre Stories
FEATURE: Family of UN peacekeeper who saved hundreds of lives in Rwanda shares memories of their father, husband
19 May, 2016
On 31 May 1994, as Rwanda was descending into chaos, Captain Mbaye Diagne, a military observer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMIR), was in the capital, Kigali, driving back to the base when a mortar fell near his vehicle. Just 12 days from finishing up his service, he died instantly.
11 April, 2016
At an event marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the only way to prevent genocide and other “egregious” violations of human rights is to acknowledge shared responsibility and commit to shared action to protect those at risk.
7 April, 2016
On the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role hate speech plays in inciting division and violence, and urged the international community to “fight genocide ideology.”
6 April, 2016
The long-serving Prosecutor of the United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today announced that he will appeal The Hague-based court's recent acquittal of Serbian politician Vojislav ešelj on war crimes charges in connection with actions committed by Serbian forces between August 1991 and September 1993.
5 April, 2016
Chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas, finds a new study conducted over three years by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture with support from the World Food Programme (WFP).
2 March, 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Judge Theodor Meron of the United States as President of the international body that will carry out the residual functions of the UN war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, for a new term that began yesterday, 1 March 2016.
31 December, 2015
The United Nations tribunal set up 21 years ago to judge those guilty for the genocide in Rwanda of more than 800,000 people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, and also moderate Hutu, Twa and others – formally closed today after delivering 45 judgments as part of the Organization’s efforts to stamp out impunity for crimes against humanity.
As UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide wraps up work, Security Council cites role in fight against impunity
22 December, 2015
Adopting a new resolution today, the Security Council welcomed the completion of judicial work of the United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, following delivery of the court’s last judgment on 14 December and its impending closure, set for 31 December 2015.
Ban vows to act quickly after report finds UN failed to respond ‘meaningfully’ to Central African Republic abuse allegations
17 December, 2015
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to urgently review the recommendations made by an independent panel that found that the United Nations did not act with the “speed, care or sensitivity required,” when it uncovered information about crimes committed against children by soldiers – not under UN command – sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) to protect civilians.
2 October, 2015
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the trial judgement handed down by a German court against the President and Vice-President of the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda, also known as FDLR, which has committed war crimes in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- UN Radio: It didn't just take our people, genocide "took away our dignity" (April 2016)
- UN Radio: Invest more in Rwanda says genocide prevention expert (10 April)
Feature Articles from Africa Renewal magazine
- I was tested to the limit — Rwanda genocide survivor
- Rising from the ashes
- Rwanda remembers
- Big dreams for Rwanda's ICT sector
- Genocide can happen anywhere, says Jacqueline Murekatete, a survivor
- African women are ready to lead: Women storm onto Rwanda’s political stage
- Information technology super-charging Rwanda's economy
- Setting foreign fighters on the road home
- Preventing Genocide: from rhetoric to action
- Rwandan women: AIDS therapy beyond drugs