Monday, 30 March 2015

UN in your language

rwanda1The ACP Group of States, the United Nations in Brussels and the Embassy of Rwanda in Brussels have the honour to invite you to a joint commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Venue: ACP House, Av. Georges Henri, 451

Date and Time: 30 April 2012, 16.00-18.00 followed by a reception

Every April, the International Community commemorates the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus are estimated to have been killed over a period of 100 days.

Under the theme "Learning from history to shape a bright future," this historically profound event will be commemorated in Brussels with a joint ceremony, including a film screening and the launch of a special United Nations exhibition on the Rwanda genocide.

The ceremony will also feature readings of excerpts of letters from orphans, widows and perpetrators of the genocide to the deceased. The letters were collected by Rwandan artist and director Odile Gakire Katese, as part of her project "Book of Life."

Programme (English and French interpretation)

  • Address by the ACP Secretary-General
  • Reading of the United Nations Secretary-General message by the UN Representative
  • Testimonies
  • Documentary film (50 minutes)
  • Opening of the Exhibition (Address by the Ambassador of Rwanda)
  • Reception

Please confirm your participation: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Social Media

facebook32x32 Dblue twitter32x32 Dblue vimeo32x32 Dblue Issuu dark blue 32
UNRIC Social Media


The United Nations in Brussels facebook32x32 Dblue twitter32x32 Dblue


The United Nations team brings together 26 specialised agencies, funds and programmes spanning the development, humanitarian and human rights work of the UN. The team works to build understanding and support for UN system activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in Europe.