UN marks 65th anniversary of landmark treaty on preventing, punishing genocide

Top United Nations officials joined international experts today in New York to mark the 65th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide – referred to as a living symbol of the pledge of 'never again.'

On anniversary, Ban honours victims and survivors of Rwanda genocide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today honoured the memory of the more than 800,000 people who lost their lives during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and stressed countries have a 'shared responsibility' to prevent mass atrocities from happening again.

With ethnic tensions rising worldwide, UN adviser urges action to prevent mass atrocities

The number of situations around the world that clearly indicate a risk of mass atrocities has possibly never been higher, demanding urgent preventive action, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said today.

Fighting deadly hate speech requires ‘multi-layered approach,’ UN official says

A multi-layered approach to countering hate speech that could incite genocide and other crimes against humanity is needed, given the limits of legislation and the imperative to preserve freedom of expression, the United Nations official dealing with the issue said today.