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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Withdrawing from ICC undermines international justice: UN expert

Although five of the 10 cases currently being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) involve African countries, this doesn’t mean that the court is targeting the continent.

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Religious leaders deserve full support in quest for peace, says UN adviser on genocide prevention

Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have a responsibility to contribute to peaceful societies and the international community must support these grassroots peacemakers in their daily activities, the United Nations official mandated to fight genocide today told an international meeting on religion.

Scene set for “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan

In South Sudan, the risk of genocide is as real as it was in Rwanda, and the international community should to take action urgently to prevent it.

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Honouring victims of genocide, UN chief decries attempts to separate people into ‘us and them’

Marking the second International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today urged Member States to honour those victims by “working even harder against expressions of hatred, intolerance, racism and xenophobia.”

Yazidis in Iraqi city of Mosul face an uncertain future

Ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq, like the so-called Yazidis, face an “uncertain future” with the ongoing liberation of Mosul, a women’s rights activist has warned.

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On margins of UN Assembly, religious leaders discuss strategies for preventing atrocity crimes

Religious leaders from different faiths met at the United Nations in New York today, at an event where Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, said that manipulation of religion – which feeds on people’s fears and can eclipse human reason – fuels religious conflict. 

Gambia: UN adviser condemns President’s reported threats against ethnic group

The United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide has condemned the inflammatory speech by the President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia at a political rally this past week, in which he reportedly threatened to eliminate the Mandinka ethnic group.

Invest more in Rwanda says genocide prevention expert

More investment must be made in Rwanda, where people are still reeling from the 1994 genocide, a legal and human rights expert has recommended.

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Remembering Rwanda, Ban urges a firm stand against hate speech

On the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role hate speech plays in inciting division and violence, and urged the international community to “fight genocide ideology.”