On this day, we honour those who were murdered, we reflect on the suffering and we recognize the resilience of those who have survived. As we join in solidarity with people of Rwanda, we must take a hard look at today's world and ensure that we heed the lessons of 27 years ago.
2021 Commemorations — 27th Anniversary
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
Events — New York
Virtual Memorial Ceremony
- Evite & Programme
- Please see "Important Note" for details
- Secretary-General — Message
- Secretary-General — Remarks
- President of the UN General Assembly
- Video clips
Virtual commemorative meeting to mark the 27th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, organized by the Department of Global Communications and the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations.
Events — Geneva
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Around the world
Commemorative and educational activities are organized by UN information centres around the world. Please note: schedule may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Live Discussion Series
Co-organized by the UN outreach programmes on the transatlantic slave trade, the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the aim of the collaborative series, launched 8 July 2020, is to develop a deeper understanding of the legacies of these painful histories – and through examining the past, consider how best to build a world that is just, where all can live in dignity and peace.