UN / GENOCIDE CONVENTION

08-Dec-2023 00:01:25
In a statement read by his Chef de Cabinet, Secretary-General António Guterres marked the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention and said, “in today's world of deep division, mistrust and conflict, we remain confronted by the enduring menace of this atrocious crime.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 08 DECEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Earle Courtenay Rattray, Chef de Cabinet. Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG):
“Today, more than ever, the legacy and the impact of the Convention is as timely now as it was then. It is critical that the convention not only aims to punish the crime of genocide, but importantly sets out to prevent it, as well as giving a voice to the victims of genocide.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Earle Courtenay Rattray, Chef de Cabinet. Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG):
“75 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of the Holocaust, states adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention embodied a new global commitment to ensure that never again should any person endure the horror of genocide. Sadly, we are in danger of forgetting the dark lessons of the past. In today's world of deep division, mistrust and conflict, we remain confronted by the enduring menace of this atrocious crime.”
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In a statement read by his Chef de Cabinet, Secretary-General António Guterres marked the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention and said, “in today's world of deep division, mistrust and conflict, we remain confronted by the enduring menace of this atrocious crime.”

The Chef de Cabinet, Earle Courtenay Rattray, said, “today, more than ever, the legacy and the impact of the Convention is as timely now as it was then. It is critical that the convention not only aims to punish the crime of genocide, but importantly sets out to prevent it, as well as giving a voice to the victims of genocide.”

Reading the Secretary-General’s statement he said, “75 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of the Holocaust, states adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention embodied a new global commitment to ensure that never again should any person endure the horror of genocide. Sadly, we are in danger of forgetting the dark lessons of the past.”

Every 9 December, the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide marks the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide – a crucial global commitment that was made at the founding of the United Nations, immediately preceding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

By General Assembly Resolution A/RES/69/323 of 29 September 2015, that day also became the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

This year's event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention will focus on the theme of "A Living Force in World Society: The Legacy of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
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