Outreach Programme on the
Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations

Portrait of Secretary-General António Guterres
The best way to honour the memory of those who were murdered is to ensure that such events never occur again. [...] Preventing genocide and other monstrous crimes is a shared responsibility and a core duty of the United Nations.
Malaika Uwamahoro, Artist and Rwandan student at Fordham University, New York, performs during the annual commemoration.

© UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Friday, 7 April 2017

Events — New York

Memorial Ceremony
Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Events — Geneva

Memorial Ceremony
UN Office at Geneva.

Around the world

Commemorative and educational activities were organized by UN information centres around the world, including in (among others):

  • Dar es Salaam
  • Geneva
  • Lagos
  • Lusaka
  • Nairobi
  • Ouagadougou
  • Pretoria
  • Tehran

Video Clips - NYC Commemorations

Secretary-General's Message
(00:01:30)

Secretary-General's Remarks
(00:04:02)

Annual Commemoration - NYC
(01:03:02)