In the aftermath of the Holocaust and Second World War, the world came together and adopted a convention to prevent genocide and punish those who commit this heinous crime.
Seventy years later, the prevention of genocide remains a cardinal task for our time.
That is why I launched an appeal for every country to ratify the Genocide Convention.
I urge the 45 remaining States to do so without delay.
And I call on all states to translate the Convention’s words into action to prevent massive human suffering and advance accountability.
At a time of rising anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry and other forms of hatred, racism and xenophobia, let us reaffirm our commitment to upholding the equality and dignity of all.