Annan chooses former political prisoner as his first Special Adviser on genocide

Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the United Nations Security Council today that he has chosen a human rights advocate, lawyer and former political prisoner from Argentina as his first Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

UN rights chief calls for new measures to fight genocide, Internet hate-mongering

The top United Nations human rights official called today for further measures to prevent genocide, ethnic cleansing and the propagation of hatred through the Internet.

Annan calls for urgent action, even military intervention, to prevent genocide

With the past decade providing “especially shameful” examples of genocide in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the global community to take urgent preventive action, both political and, if necessary, military.