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Focus on future, prioritize reconciliation for the region, UN envoy urges Western Balkans

Concluding a twelve-day visit to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide called for concerted and sustained efforts to prioritize reconciliation and prevention.

People of CAR “have no alternative” to UN and partners

The war-weary people of the Central African Republic (CAR) have “no alternative” but to rely on the UN and the international community to help forge a lasting peace.

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Why we should honour UN heroes like Captain Diagne

The courageous story of fallen peacekeepers like Captain Mbaye Diagne should serve as a reminder that the UN’s duty to protect “should prevail over all other considerations”, his foundation has said.

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UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide on Holocaust education and genocide prevention

The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities.

The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide

During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, “rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete,” the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura has said.

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'Learn the lessons of Rwanda,' says UN chief, calling for a future of tolerance, human rights for all

Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres today said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again.

CLASSIC PODCAST: The man who defined genocide

Raphael Lemkin is hardly a household name now, but before the Second World War, he became the driving force behind what would become, in 1948, the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

News in Brief 05 April 2017 (PM)

“War crimes are going on in Syria” UN chief warns

War crimes are going on in Syria, and international humanitarian law continues to be violated frequently, the UN Secretary-General has warned.

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (AM)

UN chief disappointed over plan for new Israeli settlement in West Bank

The UN Secretary-General has expressed “disappointment and alarm” over Israel’s decision to build a new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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Peace museums provide a “discourse of caring”: genocide expert

War museums will “continue to predominate” but peace museums can “give daylight” to stories that are often hidden, an expert on genocide says.

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