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What's on at the UN? Gender Parity & International Day of Reflection

UN Roundup // Politics // April 8, 2019


Daniel reports back on this morning's press conference: UNECE press conference - Cities as drivers of sustainable development – featuring lots of mayors from around the UN Economic Commission for Europe region including Geneva mayor Sami Kaanan and Leader of Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken.


International Day of Reflection

There will be two memorial events today for the genocide in Rwanda which took place 25 years ago in 1994 against the Tutsi.

The first of which takes place this morning at 11:30am in the Place des Nations. The UN Geneva Director-General Michael Moller will be attending. 

At 17:00-18:40 this afternoon there will be a second event held in the Salle des Assemblées. Register here.

The ceremony will include:

  •    - Message by Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, read by Mr. Michael Møller
  •    - Remarks of Mr. Michael Møller, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
  •    - Statement of H.E. Dr. François Xavier Ngarambe, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other international organizations at Geneva,
  •    - Statement of Ms. Monique Usanase, survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
  •    - Statement Mr. Cesar Murangira, President of the Association of Genocide survivors IBUKA, Memory and Justice (Swiss section).


This year’s the ceremony will also include:

  •    - a children’s choreographed performance with the Orchestre des Nations
  •    - a choreography performance by Ms. Dorothée Munyaneza
  •    - a poem read by Ms. Fabiola Dusabe.


How can we make gender parity a reality for the UN?

This is a public event taking place on Tuesday 9 April 2019, 10.30am – 12pm in Room XII at the Palais des Nations. If you're not part of the UN, you will need to register in advance

International Gender Champion Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva will be present. As well as Katja Pehrman, Senior Advisor and Focal Point for Women in the UN System of UN Women, and
Thomas Neufing, Chief, Centre for Learning and Multilingualism, United Nations Office at Geneva.




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