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08 May 2017 description

Thursday, May 4, 2017

IOM supported a Study Tour from the 24th-28th April 2017 for a delegation from Sudan’s Ministry of Interior to stand on the experience and good practices of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration of Rwanda’s E-visa system and Integrated Border Management in Kigali, Rwanda.

09 Nov 2011 description

Kigali (Rwanda), 9 November 2011 - UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari and Force Commander Patrick Nyamvumba (of Rwanda) joined several heads of African States at a major conference which opened yesterday in Kigali on post-conflict peacebuilding, during which Rwanda is to share lessons from its transition to a sustainable peace.

19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

05 Nov 2010 description
report Oxford Analytica

November 5, 2010

SUBJECT: Conflict early warning systems.

SIGNIFICANCE: The importance of conflict early warning systems has increased significantly in recent decades, primarily owing to the international community's failure to prevent the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the mass atrocities in the Balkans in the mid-1990s and more lately the violence in Darfur.

ANALYSIS: Conflict early warning systems (CEWS) are employed mainly to predict, prevent and respond quickly to violent conflicts, and as a means of protecting and preserving life.

26 Sep 2010 description
report UN News Service

26 septembre 2010 - En marge de la 65ème Assemblée générale de l'ONU, le Secrétaire général, Ban Ki-moon, s'est entretenu samedi avec le Président rwandais, Paul Kagame.

Le Secrétaire général a remercié Paul Kagame pour son implication personnelle dans la promotion des progrès vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) et pour son travail à la coprésidence du Groupe de mobilisation pour ces objectifs.

A l'issue de sa rencontre, Ban Ki-moon s'est déclaré très satisfait d'apprendre que le Rwanda continuerait de tenir son rôle …

26 Sep 2010 description
report UN News Service

26 September 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today had a meeting with Rwanda President Paul Kagame, on the sidelines of the General Assembly''s high-level debate, during which they discussed a range of issues, including maternal and child health.

The Secretary-General thanked Mr. Kagame for his personal role in promoting progress towards the achievement of the globally agreed development targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and for and for chairing the meeting of the MDG Advocacy Group on Wednesday.

Mr.

31 May 2010 description
report UN News Service

More than one decade after the International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up, a new "age of accountability" is replacing the "old era of impunity," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined today.

Twelve years ago when world leaders gathering in Rome for its establishment, "few could have believed, then, that this court would spring so vigourously into life," Mr.

10 May 2010 description

Peace Brief by Michelle Swearingen

Summary

Political, socioeconomic or cultural inequalities among groups could potentially motivate political violence in societies.

01 Oct 2009 description

Statement Prepared For the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: "Violence Against Women: Global Costs and Consequences"

Chairman Kerry, Ranking Member Lugar, and Distinguished Members of the Committee:

I am honored to appear before you this afternoon.

23 Jul 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10847

Sixty-third General Assembly
Interactive Dialogue
on Responsibility to Protect (AM)

Concept Should Remain 'Important Aspiration', President Says, Calling on States to Fix 'Broken' Collective Security System

Vowing to break the world's paralysis in the face of mass atrocities typified by the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge killing fields and the Rwanda genocide, delegates in the General Assembly grappled today with how -– and whether -– to implement the responsibility to protect (R2P) doctrine, during a half-day informal interactive dialogue.

23 Jul 2009 description

With the General Assembly holding its first ever thematic debate on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide or other war crimes, a diverse panel of academics struggled today during a press conference to find common ground on how the concept, seen by some developing nations as a Western ploy to meddle in their domestic affairs, could ever be fairly or effectively applied.

23 Jul 2009 description

Le philosophe et linguiste américain, M. Noam Chomsky a donné aujourd'hui une conférence de presse sur le concept « délicat », selon les mots du Président de l'Assemblée générale, de la « responsabilité de protéger les populations du génocide, des crimes de guerre, du nettoyage ethnique et des crimes contre l'humanité ».*

Accompagné de Jean Bricmont, philosophe belge; de Gareth Evans, politicien australien et membre du Comité exécutif d'International Crisis Group; et de Ngugi wa Thiong'o, écrivain kenyan, Noam Chomsky venait de participer avec les trois autres au …

22 Jul 2009 description

The responsibility to protect was focused on non-indifference and making it everyone's responsibility to ensure that no one would ever again have to look back with the mixture of emotions that had greeted the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur, asking, "How did we let this happen?", Gareth Evans, Co-Chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Noting that consensus had been elusive on several items at the 2005 World Summit, Mr.

30 Jun 2009 description
report Harvard University

Among weapons used in armed conflict, rape and other forms of sexual violence are especially pernicious. They can inflict severe physical pain and suffering, as well as deleterious long-term emotional and psychosocial consequences for the individual survivor-victim and for his or her community. While military codes since at least the fourteenth century have outlawed rape, until relatively recently rape committed during conflict was conceived of as an inevitable, if unlawful, consequence of war.

16 May 2009 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE N.110/2009

Addis Abéba 16 mai 2009 - « Les relations que nous avons développées ces dernières années démontrent combien la mise en œuvre des dispositions du Chapitre VIII de la Charte des Nations Unies a connu une évolution positive », a souligné le Président de la Commission de l'Union Africaine, M.

09 Dec 2008 description

Empêcher les génocides est possible, ont déclaré, ce matin, lors d'une conférence de presse, les deux éminents Coprésidents de l'Équipe spéciale des États-Unis pour la prévention du génocide*, Mme Madeleine Albright, ancienne Secrétaire d'État américaine, et M. William Cohen, ancien Secrétaire américain à la défense.

11 Nov 2008 description

Grants worth =A34 million have been awarded to a range of international development programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The funding, from the Scottish Government's International Development Fund, will be allocated over three years to Scottish-based organisations working with partners in Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and the Darfur region of Studan.

29 Oct 2008 description
report UN Security Council


SC/9487

Security Council
6005th Meeting (AM & PM)

Hears 50 Speakers in Day-Long Debate on 'Women and Peace and Security',
Reaffirms Commitment to Implementation of Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008)

After a day-long debate on "Women, peace and security", in which more than 50 speakers participated, the Security Council today issued a strong condemnation of all violations of international law committed against women and girls during and after armed conflicts.

29 Oct 2008 description
report UN Security Council


CS/9487

Conseil de sécurité
6005e séance – matin & après-midi

« Malgré des progrès, les femmes continuent d'être marginalisées », constate la Conseillère spéciale pour la parité entre les sexes et la promotion de la femme

Le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd'hui, au terme d'un débat sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, « demandé instamment » aux États Membres et aux organisations internationales, régionales et sous-régionales d'élargir la participation des femmes à la prévention et au règlement des conflits, ainsi qu'à la consolidation de la paix.