Launch of 20th Commemoration of 1994 Rwanda Genocide
“Kwibuka20”, a series of observances marking 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda, was launched in New York at an event co-organized by Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN and the UN Department of Public Information. “Kwibuka” means “remember” in Kinyarwanda.
A view of the speakers’ dais, as Eugène-Richard Gasana (centre), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN, addresses the event. He is flanked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and John Ashe, President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly. Also pictured: Immaculée Ilibagiza (left), Rwandan genocide survivor and author of the book, “Left to Tell”; and Gerald Caplan (right), academic and author of the report, “Rwanda: the Preventable Genocide”.