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On 20th anniversary, Security Council honours role of Rwandan genocide Tribunal

8 November, 2014

UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the United Nations tribunal established in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, recognizing the court's role in fostering a process of national reconciliation and the restoration and maintenance of peace in the African country.

Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance

30 October, 2014

Digital payments are being used to transform economies to cashless. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie

The Government of Rwanda moved today to accelerate plans to transform into a cashless economy by joining a United Nations-backed initiative that supports countries’ transitions to electronic payments.

DR Congo: Security Council reiterates priority of 'swift neutralization' of armed group

3 October, 2014

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file photo)

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated that the “swift neutralization” of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group is a top priority in bringing stability to and protecting the civilians of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region.

Rwandan President calls on public, private sector to work together on climate change

24 September, 2014

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Addressing the General Assembly today at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals framework illustrated the ongoing strength of international cooperation and called on the public and private sectors to follow a similar method to worked together on climate change. The world must look forward to a future where countries do not have to choose between clean energy and economic growth, he said.

Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease

27 August, 2014

Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia

A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

On criminal justice day, UN urges ratification of treaty setting up International Criminal Court

17 July, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and ICC President Sang-Hyun Song (August 2013). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Justice matters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed, calling for universal ratification of the Rome Statute, which was adopted 16 years ago today and established the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent court set up to try war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

In wake of clashes, UN envoy calls for restoring calm along DR Congo-Rwanda border

12 June, 2014

At the border with Rwanda, a resident of Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), collects water from Lake Kivu. Photo: MONUSCO/Tony Ntumba

Following clashes on Wednesday between the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, a senior United Nations official has called on both sides to restore calm in the border area of Kibumba.

UN tribunals crucial for delivering justice for Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, Security Council told

5 June, 2014

President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Vagn Joensen. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

What began as ‘bold experiments’ in international justice two decades ago have resulted in ensuring accountability for the worst of crimes, officials from the United Nations tribunals dealing with the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda told the Security Council today, as they highlighted ongoing efforts to bring the work of their respective bodies to a close.

DR Congo: UN and partners renew call for surrender of Rwandan rebel group

1 June, 2014

Elements of the Malawi contingent of the Intervention Brigade on a joint patrol with Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

The United Nations and its partners today renewed their call for the complete surrender of all leaders and combatants of the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which has caused untold suffering in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for many years.

Failed mediation dispute in Darfur leaves peacekeeper dead, 3 injured – UN confirms

24 May, 2014

UNAMID troops on patrol in North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran (File Photo)

Armed men in Sudan's western region today killed a Rwandan peacekeeper and injured three others resulting in condemnations from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, and senior official Mohamed Ibn Chambas who is urging the Sudanese Government to bring those responsible to account.

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