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H.E. Eugène-Richard Gasana presenting his credentials to theSecretary-General of the
United Nations, H.E. Ban Ki Moon 



Murakaza Neza, Bienvenue, Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations.

Rwanda has been a Member of the United Nations since 18 September 1962. The current Government of Rwanda recognizes the important role the United Nations can and should play in International peace and security, sustainable development promotion, conflict prevention and conflict resolution, human rights promotion, improvement of social services, fighting diseases and providing protection and care for refugees, displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.

Since the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in December 1948, and its entry into force in January 1951, the prevention and punishment of the crime of Genocide has been a major responsibility for the United Nations. The Rwanda Government believes that the United Nations remains the most appropriate international body to prevent such crimes, despite its failure to prevent the Rwanda genocide in 1994. The United Nations must therefore equip itself better to respond decisively to prevent recurrence of Genocide anywhere else in the world. This is one of the major focuses of work for the Rwanda Mission to the United Nations.

The Rwanda Mission to the United Nations also actively participates in the full range of the work of the United Nations, particularly on issues of peace and security, and justice and human rights in Africa.

I hope that the information provided on this website will be useful to you.

Ambassador Eugène-Richard GASANA
Permanent Representative