21 May 2014
Summary of the UN Security Council briefing on "threats to international peace and security: prevention and the fight against genocide"
On 16 April the United Nations (UN) Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by holding a briefing on "threats to international peace and security: prevention and the fight against genocide." Convened under the Presidency of Nigeria, the meeting included opening statements by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and H.E. Mr. Colin Keating, former Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the UN and President of the UN Security Council in April 1994 during the start of the genocide in Rwanda.
The following document summarizes statements delivered by member states during the briefing, highlighting references to the Responsibility to Protect, Rights Up Front, and restraint on the use of the veto by UN Security Council members.