Mme France Marquet SAF representative to UNESCO attended the International Day of Reflexion on Rwanda

News UNESCO Headquartes, Paris, France - 9th April 2019

Date:- 9th April, 2019

The International Day of Reflexion on Rwanda

On 7 April, UNESCO commemorates the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly (link is external)in 2003. The date marks the beginning of the genocide perpetrated against members of the Tutsi minority by the Hutu extremist-led government. Within just over 100 days, more than 800,000 Tutsi were systematically murdered. Moderate Hutu and others who opposed the massacres were also killed during this period.

UNESCO is committed to promote education about genocides as a means to sensitize learners for the causes, dynamics and consequences of such crimes and to strengthen their resilience against all forms of discrimination.

Source:- UNESCO Website