Video Message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
1 July 2016 – United Nations - Video Message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).
Interview with genocide survivor Frida Umuhoza
1 July 2016 – “Being a hero is being able to give a smile to the person who sold you death,” said Frida Umuhoza, who was barely a teenager when her entire family – including her grandparents, parents and five siblings – were killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Full story here.
Family of UN peacekeeper who saved hundreds of lives in Rwanda shares memories
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. Full story here.
20 Years Challenging Impunity - United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
6 Nov 2014 - In the aftermath of the Genocide in Rwanda, the ICTR has been at the forefront of the global fight against impunity, prosecuting those considered most responsible for the gravest crimes committed in 1994. As the Tribunal approaches the end of its mandate, its legacy lays the foundation for a new era in international criminal justice.
Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide
15 Apr 2014 - Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide
Interview with Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (20th commemoration of the Rwanda genocide)
15 Apr 2014 - Interview with UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh
Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States (20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide)
Rwandan Ambassador to the United States, Mathilde Mukantabana, speaks on the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide.
Testimony of Josephine Murebwayire - Voices of Rwanda
Excerpt from the testimony of Josephine Murebwayire, the lone survivor of the Ndera Petit Seminaire massacre.
Ban Ki-moon, 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide - Kwibuka20 (Remember20)
31 Mar 2014 - Video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, Kwibuka20 ("Remember20").
Testimony by Eugenie Mukeshimana, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda
Testimony by Eugenie Mukeshimana, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Interview with Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda in 1994)
United Nations, 25 March 2014 - Interview with Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda in 1994.
Interview with Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Producer of Kwibuka20 (20th commemoration of the Rwanda genocide) Dr. Stephen Smith talks about Kwibuka20, the 20th commemoration of the Rwanda genocide. Kwibuka20 was launched by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali on 7 January 2014, followed by subsequent launches by Rwandan diplomatic representations around the world, including at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 27 February 2014.
Press Conference: Mr. Bongani Majola, Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar of the ICTR and Dr. Ousman Njikam, Legal Officer in the Immediate Office of the Registrar. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and Rwanda, 20 years later.
Rising from Ashes - General Discussion at the screening of the documentary entitled “Rising from Ashes” Co-organized by UNESCO, the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Permanent Mission of Rwanda
Interview with the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng April marks the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. — What is the UN doing to pre
vent such tragedies in the future? What is the role of the international community, and of individual countries, in the prevention of genocide? What difference can individuals, NGOs, the media make? Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide took questions via our social media platforms. See his answers to the following questions in this video.
Forging a New Future shows how, after one of the worst genocides ever witnessed, Rwanda has emerged, slowly repairing itself. This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century brings you the story of this nation's newfound strength and renewed promise.
Hydropower Brings Hope A nation that still feels the impact of the devastating 1994 genocide, Rwanda is today one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.This UN in Action video shows who in rural areas, small hydropower plants built in partnership with the UN Industrial Development Organization are helping bring clean energy and development to a new generation of Rwandans.
Reviving the Tea Industry this UN in Action video tells the story of the area of Nshili in Rwanda, where an estimated one million people lost their lives during the 1994 genocide. The area is still recovering from the impact of this horrific moment in history. In an effort to revive its tea industry, an initiative from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, has helped strengthen the unity and reconciliation process within the communities.
Lessons from a hero Have you ever wondered how you would react in extreme circumstances? Could you imagine risking your own life so that others can survive? This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century tells one man's remarkable story. Damas Gisimba, a Hutu, chose not to take part in the killing of Tutsis, but instead saved lives.
Confronting the Threat of Genocide
(ENGLISH 15 minutes) A panel of experts discusses the challenges involved in confronting genocide at an event at UN Headquarters in April 2006.
Recommended audience: law and human rights departments in Universities
Rising from the ashes tells the story of one 29-year old survivor, still struggling with the legacy of the past, to forgive the unforgivable, and still wanting justice. Out of a family of nine, only her mother and she survived.
This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century shows how, more than a decade later, Rwanda is slowly recovering…village by village… city by city, stitching itself together again.
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- "Rwandan Media: Past and Present"
(ENGLISH and KINYARWANDA 10 minutes) Produced by Internews, this film details the trial of three managers of Rwandan radio stations who were found guilty of promulgating "hate" messages via the media and examines the role the media played in the genocide. It reports on the judgments handed down by the court.
Recommended audience: media groups and media departments in Universities
- "A Friend in Need"
(ENGLISH and KINYARWANDA 40 minutes) Produced by Internews, this film includes three stories about Hutus who made efforts to save others during the genocide; some of whom lost their lives trying to protect Tutsis. In the film, the lesson is that hatred and intolerance led ordinary people to participate in the Rwanda genocide but individuals are able to say "No" to discrimination, hatred and the targeting of vulnerable populations. The film shows how much impact can result from one person’s decision to believe it is worth trying to save others.
Recommended audience: secondary schools
- "Peace Basket"
(ENGLISH and KINYARWANDA 8 minutes) Produced by Internews, this film is a story about Hutus and Tutsis who have learnt to forgive each other and to live together after the genocide. The lesson is that the only way a society can work successfully is to find ways to resolve differences, and avoid conflict, without resorting to hatred, conflict or genocide. Everyone should learn tolerance and ways of working together.
Recommended audience: secondary schools
- "Courage of Survival"
(ENGLISH and KINYARWANDA 10 minutes) Produced by Internews, these are the stories of Tutsi survivors and Hutu wives of genocide perpetrators awaiting trial learning to live together after the genocide in Rwanda. After a drought in 1994, the two groups were forced to cooperate to survive.
Recommended audience: secondary schools