Outreach Programme on the 1994 Genocide Against
the Tutsi in Rwanda and the United Nations

Portrait of Secretary-General António Guterres
As we remember the bloodshed 28 years ago, we recognize that we always have a choice. To choose humanity over hatred; compassion over cruelty; courage over complacency; and reconciliation over rage.

Only Memories Live in My Family
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Thursday, 7 April 2022

Events — New York

Virtual Memorial Ceremony

Video of the event is available on:

Virtual commemorative meeting to mark the 28th 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.

Thursday, 7 April

Events — Geneva

Memorial Ceremony
Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva.

Thursday, 7 April

Events — Paris

Memorial Ceremony
UNESCO, Paris.

Thursday, 14 April
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (local time)

Events — Nairobi

Memorial Ceremony
Conference room 2, UN Complex, United Nations Information Centre Nairobi.

Important Note

In response to COVID-19, and in the interests of the safety of staff and visitors, public programmes at United Nations Headquarters have been suspended until further notice. However, the public is invited to reflect on 7 April on one of the darkest chapters in human history when more than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also moderate Hutu, Twa and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months and to honour those who were murdered and reflect on the suffering of those who survived.

The public is also encouraged to join the UNHQ-New York virtual observance on 7 April on UN WebTV, featuring remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, and H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the Seventy-Sixth Session of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Claver Gatete, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN, H.E. Ms. Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations and Ms. Providence Umugwaneza, survivor of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda and a member of the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Commission, and to share UN social media cards along with their own messages of solidarity.

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