International Community Can Do More To Harness Sport To Engage Youth And Promote Change, Says UNODC Chief At High-level Event For International Day Of Sport

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 9 April 2018 – Sports offer a practical and cost-effective means to help prevent violence and crime, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations O...Read More

Secretary-General, Commemorating 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Warns Of Risks Posed By Escalating Xenophobia, Racism, Human Rights Abuses

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in New York today:

General Assembly Designates 7 April International Day Of Reflection On 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi In Rwanda, Amending Title Of Annual Observance

The General Assembly adopted a decision today designating 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, recalling also that Hutu and others who opposed it were killed.

UNESCO Member States Set To Approve Programme, Budget And Appoint New Director-General At General Conference

27 October 2017 UNESCO’s General Conference will bring together all of the Organization’s 195 Member States during its 39th session (Paris, 30 October to 14 November) which will determine the Organization’s budget and the direction of its p...Read More

HRW: Rwanda military routinely tortures detainees

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] alleged [report] Tuesday that Rwanda’s military routinely tortures unlawfully detained individuals through various different methods. The report alleges that Rwandan judges and prosecutor...Read More

Extradition: English Court refuses to extradite alleged génocidaires to Rwanda–will a domestic prosecution follow?

The Divisional Court of England and Wales has dismissed the appeal of the Government of Rwanda in the high-profile extradition proceedings against five alleged génocidaires in the case of Rwanda v Nteziryayo and ors. The men will not be ext...Read More

New Technologies And Skills For Dignity And Global Good

dg-broadband-ny-2017-infocus.jpg © UNESCO On 17 September 2017, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, addressed the annual meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, held in New York, in the presence of H.E. Mr Paul K...Read More

Sentencing at the International Criminal Court

This book deals with the purposes of sentencing in international criminal law focusing on the International Criminal Court. Notwithstanding the modern longevity of international criminal law and the volume of research produced on the issue ...Read More

Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi Of Kenya Appointed Force Commander, African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation In Darfur

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya as Force Commander for the African Union‑Un...Read More

‘Pervading toxic culture of impunity’ for alleged war crimes at root of Darfur conflict – ICC Prosecutor

8 June 2017 &#150 The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court today reiterated her call for States to arrest and surrender the suspects of alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur region o...Read More