The United Nations General Assembly designated 7 April 2004 as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda to remember the massacre of more than 800,000 people that occurred ten years ago in Rwanda. Commemorations will be held in Kigali, the capital of this African country, New York and other cities around the world and will culminate in a minute of silence. Kofi Annan, United Nations General-Secretary, will address the Human Rights Commission in Geneva that day, to announce a system-wide action plan to prevent genocide.(more)

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