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Press Conference on the 18th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda

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NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Media advisory

What Press Conference on the 18th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda leading up to the observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

Who Ms. Yamina Karitanyi, Charge d'Affaires a.i. Rwanda High Commission and

Mr. Nasser Ega-Musa, Director United Nations Information Centre.

When Tuesday 10, April 2012, 10.00 –11.00 am

Where High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda - Kenya (Limuru Road)

The media is cordially invited to a press conference as a lead up to the 18111 Anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, in which more than 800,000 people were killed within a period of 100 days.

This year's theme is “learning from history to shape a bright future”, emphasizing the need to learn from the past in order to avoid future atrocities.

The International Day ofReflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 23 December, 2003, through resolution AJRES/58/234. The resolution encourages member states, Organizations of the UN system and other relevant international organizations, as well as civil society organizations, to observe the Day and hold special observances and activities in memory of the victims of the genocide. The resolution also calls upon all states to act in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide so as to ensure that there is no repetition of events of the kind that occurred in Rwanda in 1994.