International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

By United Nations Information Center in Nairobi

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) cordially invites Nairobi-based journalists to the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwand on 07 April 2016 from 10.00 am at the United Nations Headquarters Complex in Gigiri.

The theme of this year's Observance is “Fighting genocide ideology”. Background: International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 23 December 2003, through resolution A/RES/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 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. The Government of Kenya will be represented by the Speaker of the Senate, His Excellency Ekwe Ethuro. Amongst the other attendees will be students from 11 Universities and members of the diplomatic community in Kenya.