The UN to commemorate the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda on April 11, 2016 at the UN Headquarters

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The Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN and the UN Department of Public Information commemorate the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda on Monday, 11 April, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm at the UN General Assembly Hall, in New York. 

Kwibuka which means to “remember” in Kinyarwanda is a call on all of us to remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; honour those who died as well as comfort and support survivors. The theme for this year’s commemoration is Fighting Genocide Ideology

Event Programme

Minute of Silence

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General;

Remarks by H.E Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly

Testimony by Ms. Frida Umuhoza, survivor and author of “Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live”

Testimony by Ms. Nelly Mukazayire, Deputy Director of Cabinet in the Office of the President of Rwanda

Remarks by Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Eugène-Richard Gasana, Minister of State in Charge of Cooperation and Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations

Music by Pauletta Washington, (wife of Denzel Washington) and the Mamazband

Please make sure to register here and arrive at the UN Visitors Entrance (1st Ave at 46th Street) between 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. on 11 April
to receive your ticket and go through UN Security screening. Thank you.