Outreach Programme on the
Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations

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Video portraits from Rwanda to celebrate the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide.
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USC Shoah Foundation

Rwanda Genocide Survivors: Speaking Out to Prevent Future Genocides

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Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda speak out in the hopes that we may learn from the past to help prevent future atrocities.

Rwanda Genocide Survivors: Stand Against Hate

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25 years later, survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda share their memories of the genocide and the messages they hope to pass on to future generations. Although the experiences differ, the message is the same: share your story, listen, and above all: never lose hope.

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Survivors

Freda Umuhoza

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Forgiving a Genocide. "Being a hero is being able to give a smile to the person who sold you death," said Frida, who was barely a teenager when her entire family (including her grandparents, parents and five siblings) were killed.

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Damas Gisimba

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Lessons From a Hero. Have you ever wondered how you would react in extreme circumstances? Could you imagine risking your own life so that others can survive? This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century tells one man's remarkable story. Damas Gisimba, a Hutu, chose not to take part in the killing of Tutsis, but instead saved lives.

Annonciata Nyirahategekimana

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Rising from the ashes tells the story of one 29-year old survivor, still struggling with the legacy of the past, to forgive the unforgivable, and still wanting justice. Out of a family of nine, only her mother and she survived. This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century shows how, more than a decade later, Rwanda is slowly recovering…village by village… city by city, stitching itself together again.

Josephine Murebwayire

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Excerpt from the testimony of Josephine Murebwayire, the lone survivor of the Ndera Petit Seminaire massacre.

Eugenie Mukeshimana

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Testimony by Eugenie Mukeshimana, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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Documentaries

Forging a New Future

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Shows how, after one of the worst genocides ever witnessed, Rwanda has emerged, slowly repairing itself. This documentary feature segment from the award-winning TV news magazine series 21st Century brings you the story of this nation's newfound strength and renewed promise.

Hydropower Brings Hope

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A nation that still feels the impact of the devastating 1994 genocide, Rwanda is today one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.This UN in Action video shows who in rural areas, small hydropower plants built in partnership with the UN Industrial Development Organization are helping bring clean energy and development to a new generation of Rwandans.

Reviving the Tea Industry

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This UN in Action video tells the story of the area of Nshili in Rwanda, where an estimated one million people lost their lives during the 1994 genocide. The area is still recovering from the impact of this horrific moment in history. In an effort to revive its tea industry, an initiative from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, has helped strengthen the unity and reconciliation process within the communities.

The Genocide Convention: A Call for Action

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The UN adopted the Convention on the Prevention of Genocide in 1948. Its historical origins and provisions - as well as the failures to prevent genocide in recent decades - illuminate the challenges facing the world today. In the face of prevailing risk, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, calls for all people to take a stand against this crime.

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Special Advisers | Ambassadors | Panels

Never Again

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An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide.

Responsibility to Protect

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Interview with Ms. Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.

Adama Dieng, 2013

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Interview with Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng.

70th Anniversary

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Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, on the 70th anniversary of the Convention on Genocide — Adama Dieng discusses the importance of sustained efforts to prevent genocide and live up to the Responsibility to Protect.

20th Anniversary

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Rwandan Ambassador to the United States, Mathilde Mukantabana, speaks on the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide.

Confronting the Threat of Genocide

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A panel of experts discusses the challenges involved in confronting genocide at an event at UN Headquarters in April 2006. Recommended audience: law and human rights departments in Universities.

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion.

The Uncondemned

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion.

Intore

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"Intore" ("The Chosen") — Film Screening and Panel Discussion.

Post-Genocide Justice

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Contribution of Post-Genocide Justice to Reconciliation in Rwanda.

Umuganda

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Umuganda at the UN.

Kwibuka20

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Launch of Kwibuka20.

Kwibuka20 - Interview

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Interview with Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Producer of Kwibuka20.

A Preventable Crime

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"Genocide: A Preventable Crime" — Panel Discussion.

Engaging Religions

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Engaging Religions in the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes.

Rising from Ashes

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General Discussion at the screening of the documentary entitled "Rising from Ashes."

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Peacekeepers

Hero Honoured

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As Rwanda was descending into chaos, Captain Mbaye Diagne, a military observer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMIR), was in the capital, Kigali, driving back to the base when a mortar fell near his vehicle. Just 12 days from finishing up his service, he died instantly.

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Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire

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Interview with Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda in 1994.

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

20 Years Challenging Impunity — ICTR

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In the aftermath of the Genocide in Rwanda, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been at the forefront of the global fight against impunity, prosecuting those considered most responsible for the gravest crimes committed in 1994. As the Tribunal approaches the end of its mandate, its legacy lays the foundation for a new era in international criminal justice.

Press Conference — ICTR

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Mr. Bongani Majola, Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar of the ICTR and Dr. Ousman Njikam, Legal Officer in the Immediate Office of the Registrar. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and Rwanda, 20 years later.

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