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UN / GENOCIDE

The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the recommitment to prevent and fight against genocide. Twenty years ago this April, Hutu extremists in Rwanda slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a period of 100 days. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA GENOCIDE

Hundreds of Rwandans and others gathered at a somber ceremony at the UNMISS base in South Sudan to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide that left almost a million people in the country dead. UNMISS

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA/ HRC GENOCIDE

Marking the 65th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Prevention of Genocide, human rights chief Navi Pillay said that "discrimination lays the ground for violence and persecution, de humanisation of entire communities, and ultimately genocide."  OHCHR    

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / RWANDA GENOCIDE KWIBUKA 20

"Kwibuka 20" remember – unite – renew", is a series of events around the world marking the 20-year anniversary of genocide in Rwanda – when nearly 1 million people were killed in 100 days. The Secretary-General called the genocide in Rwanda an "epic failure." UNTV/ FILE

27 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC EXPERTS REPORT

The Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts (GoE) assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee.

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / RWANDA DRC

Rwandan Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe said the a report indicating that the M23 rebel group continues to recruit in Rwanda "didn't provide any basic evidence" and contains "flawed methodology." He said the Group of Experts – responsible for the report – "wants to accuse Rwanda in order to stay relevant." UNTV

23 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MASS ATROCITIES WRAP

At an event commemorating the twenty years since the Rwanda Genocide, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, who was the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission, said he was "still pissed off" as "there are still hundreds of thousands who are slaughtered and millions upon millions who are internally displaced and refugee. And it still hasn't gained [...]

15 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / DALLAIRE GENOCIDE

Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the former Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping force, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, said that in the previous months "the international community did its best to ignore Rwanda. It wasn't under the radars, it was of no self-interest, it was of no strategic value." UNTV

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC

The Special Representative for Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, expressed disappointment that "after four long days and nights of negotiations until the early morning hours of today, it was not possible to reach a comprehensive deal" in Kampala for the amnesty, disarmament and integration of M23 rebels. UNTV / FILE

21 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / DRC WRAP

The Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila told delegates that "without peace we cannot contemplate progress", adding that without a "minimum of security conditions for individuals, development is simply hypothetical." UNTV/FILE

25 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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