Early warning mechanisms vital to preventing genocide, says UN adviser

The best way to prevent genocide from occurring is to ensure that early warning measures are in place and used before the key phase of incitement to violence can begin, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities said today.

Sudanese advocate and scholar named to UN genocide prevention post

The director of Sudan efforts at the United States Institute for Peace and a scholar associated with several universities has been named by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his new Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.

Vigilance is vital, Ban Ki-moon stresses at Rwandan genocide exhibition opening

Opening an exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York on the lessons learned from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tonight called on the international community to ensure that it never forgets what took place and never stops working to prevent another genocide.

UN offices in Nairobi, Geneva solemnly mark anniversary of Rwandan genocide

United Nations offices in Nairobi and Geneva this week held solemn ceremonies marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, paying tribute to the memory of the 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus who died at the hands of Hutu militias and others in a three-month orgy of violence.

Remembering Rwanda, Ban Ki-moon calls for ‘global partnership against genocide’

Thirteen years after some 800,000 Rwandans were murdered by their compatriots in an orchestrated criminal campaign, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for “a global partnership against genocide” and pledged to strengthen United Nations mechanisms to ensure that such an event never happens again.