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Rwandan genocide survivor advocates for peace and forgiveness

Listen / United Nations 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide

The youth in Rwanda must learn to forgive and live together, a genocide survivor said during a memorial ceremony at the UN commemorating the event. Kizito Kalima is the co-founder of the Amahoro Project for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, a grassroots movement that advocates for peace and forgiveness through reconciliation. In 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered hundreds [...]

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Unrest in eastern Ukraine "risks destabilising" the rest of the country

Listen / Ivan Šimonović. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Ongoing unrest in the eastern Ukraine "risks destabilising" the rest of the country according to a senior UN human rights official. Government buildings were stormed by pro-Russian militants last Saturday, a move which led to Ukraine accusing Russia of waging war in the east of the country. The unrest follows a referendum in March in [...]

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Evidence, experience and aspirations are the basis for Disaster Risk Reduction

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Reducing the risks of disasters should be based on evidence and experience and should ultimately lead to a more resilient world for future generations. That's according to the United Nations Secretary-General who attended a Disaster Risk Reduction briefing in New York on Wednesday. Disaster Risk Reduction aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards [...]

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Brazilian footballer to promote AIDS awareness

Listen / UNAIDS@PHOTO

A Brazilian football player is appealing to fans around the world to end the discrimination of people with HIV and AIDS. David Luiz, a Brazil international and player for the English club, Chelsea, was making the appeal on behalf of the United Nations agency that focuses on AIDS, UNAIDS after being named Goodwill Ambassador for [...]

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Security Council remembers 1994 Rwanda genocide

Listen / The Rwanda genocide.  (Webcast - video capture)

The slaughter of approximately 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994 was remembered in the Security Council on Wednesday. The Rwanda genocide raised questions about the capacity of the United Nations to protect people in a conflict as the killings, mainly with machetes, clubs or knives, continued for 100 days. The United Nations [...]

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Ban calls for immediate release of all school girls abducted in Nigeria

Listen / Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General is calling for the immediate release of around 100 school girls who were reportedly abducted in Nigeria on Monday. Mr Ban condemned what he called a shocking mass abduction in Chibok, in Borno State of eastern Nigeria. The girls, between the ages of 12 and 17, were taken from their school hostel. [...]

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Female car-washers in South Sudan break gender stereotypes

Listen / Female car-washer in South Sudan.  UNifeed video capture.

Women in South Sudan are helping break gender stereotypes in the work place by operating a car wash facility at a UN base in Juba. The South Sudan Women empowerment Network (SSWEN) was awarded the contract by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The contract not only helps to provide much-needed jobs in the [...]

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Genocide can be prevented with information and mobilization

Listen / Shelves filled with skulls as a reminder of genocide.  UN Photo/John Isaac

Genocide can be prevented with information and mobilization, as well as with courage and political will, according to the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. Jan Eliasson spoke at a Security Council briefing which on Wednesday focused on lessons learned from the failure of the international community to prevent the Rwandan genocide in 1994. [...]

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More than one million women in the UK domestically abused last year

Listen / Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

More than one million women in the United Kingdom (UK) reported being domestically abused last year, a concern highlighted by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women. Rashida Manjoo, who has just finished a visit to the UK, said a more comprehensive and targeted response to address acts of violence against women and [...]

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New life begins for evacuated orphans in South Sudan

Listen / Refugee children from South Sudan.  UNMISS.

One hundred and thirty orphans in South Sudan who were evacuated from their native Malakal, are settling down in a new home in the capital of the country, Juba. Malakal has been a flash-point in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan which has pitted government forces against rebels. The orphans are being looked after by [...]

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Memorial in New York to mark 20th commemoration of Rwandan Genocide

Listen / Ban Ki-moon lays a wreath at Kigali's Genocide Memorial Centre. Credit: UN Photo/Government of Rwanda

Candle lighting and a minute of silence is being held at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday for the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide. In 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a period of 100 days. Participants in the memorial ceremony include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [...]

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