#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:April.25: This meeting commemorated the creation of the Jacob Blaustein Institute’s Manual on Human Rights and the Prevention of Genocide.
Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson opened the panel by focusing discussion on developing tools to mobilize action.
Permanent Representative Gasana (Rwanda) stated that we are still witnessing major human rights violations in the Central African Republic,Sudan, Iraq, and Kenya that warrant our resolve. Though it is impressive to see the international community’s commitment since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Gasana believes that political will is lacking.
Of course, in addition to political will, genocide prevention also requires civilian protection, warning systems, and swift, decisive action based on those warnings. Gasana believes that the current conflict-solving model, in which the Security Council manages genocide rather than preventing it, is problematic.
He called upon the Security Council to collaborate more with the Special Office for the Prevention of Genocide.