Outreach Programme on the
Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations

Portrait of Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
I am equally determined to work for human rights everywhere -- to uphold them, protect them, defend them, ensure that they are a living reality.
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwanda genocide survivor, flanked by children of Rwanda, lights a memorial candle.

© UN Photo/Mark Garten

07 April 2008

Events — New York

Memorial Ceremony
United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Left to right: Srgam Kerim (UNGA President), Eugenie Mukeshimana (genocide survivor), Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretaty- General), Mr. Joseph Nsengimana (Permanent Representative of Rwanda), and Rwandan childern.

© UN Photo/Mark Garten

Pictured left to right: Srgam Kerim (UNGA President), Eugenie Mukeshimana (genocide survivor), Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretaty- General), Mr. Joseph Nsengimana (Permanent Representative of Rwanda), and Rwandan childern.

Around the world

The United Nations Department of Public Information worked with UN Offices, Member States, and civil society around the world to mark the 2008 anniversary.

It was a solemn occasion to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the genocide, as well as an opportunity to educate and mobilize civil society on ways to prevent, and stop, future acts of genocide.