Tag Archives: Rwanda

Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

The International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda offers an opportunity to honour the memory of the more than 800,000 people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, and also moderate Hutu, Twa and others – who were systematically killed across Rwanda in less than three months just over two decades ago. It is also an occasion to recognize the pain and the courage of those who survived. Continue reading

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

As Rwandans commemorate the genocide that took place 20 years ago, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed during a visit to Kigali on Sunday the need for the international community to learn from such atrocities and to ensure that the words ‘never again’ are translated into action.  Continue reading

Sanctions committee split over Iran’s ballistic missile launch

Gary Quinlan (left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN, with Agshin Mehdiyev, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN, at the Council meeting. 25 April 2013 United Nations, New YorkAmid continuing doubts about the uniquely civilian character of Iran’s nuclear programme, the Security Council heard a briefing today by the Chairman of its 1737 Sanctions Committee, who reported that members were divided over whether recent ballistic missile launches were in violation of Council resolution 1929 (2010). Continue reading