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2008 Commemorations — 14th Anniversary
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
© 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.