The observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, to be observed 7 April 2004

General Press Releases Friday April 2, 2004 09:31
Bangkok--Apr 2--UNISBKK
The   observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, to be observed 7 April 2004 at UN Conference Centre, Bangkok

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will organize a brief observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, on 7 April 2004 at 11:45-12:00 hours at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok.

On 23 December 2003, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/58/234,mandating the observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.   That resolution "encourages Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other relevant international organizations, as well as civil society organizations, to observe the Day, including special observances and activities in memory of the victims of the genocide".   The resolution also calls upon all States to act in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide so as to ensure that there is no repetition of events of the kind that occurred in Rwanda in 1994.

The   United   Nations   Secretary-General has announced that on 7 April at 12 noon   local   time,   the   United   Nations   all over the world will observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the genocide in Rwanda.

You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, to be observed 7 April 2004 at the United Nation Conference Center (UNCC), Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. David Lazarus, Chief, United Nations Information Services, UNESCAP,
United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Tel: (+66) 02 288 1864-9; Fax: (66+2) 2881052, E-mail: unisbkk.unescap@un.org   End.
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