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Völkermord in Ruanda Schädel von Opfern des Völkermordes in der Gedenkstätte von Nyamata Leichen von ruandischen Flüchtlingen Als Völkermord in Ruanda werden umfangreiche Gewalttaten in Ruanda bezeichnet, die am 6.
ited Nations Peacekeeping
ited Nations Department of Political Affairs - Peacebuilding Building lasting peace in war-torn societies is among the most daunting of challenges for global peace and security. Failure is costly: some nations emerge painfully from devastating conflicts only to slide right back into violence. Yet success requires sustained international support for national efforts across the broadest range of activities -- monitoring ceasefires; demobilizing and reintegrating combatants; assisting the return of refugees and displaced persons; supporting implementation of a peace process; providing electoral assistance; supporting justice and security sector reform; enhancing human rights protections and fostering reconciliation after past atrocities.
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No other recent conflict in Africa has taken as high a toll in such a short period of time as the Rwanda genocide, in which between half a million and a million people were massacred. From April to July 1994, extremist political groups organized the massacre, directed primarily at the minority Tutsi ethnic group, but also against those from the Hutu majority who opposed the killings or had been active in the pro-democracy movement. The slaughter ended when rebel forces of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) overthrew the genocidal government. Rwanda Civil War
Criticism grows over United Nations' peacekeeping concept | World | Deutsche Welle | 19.08.2009 The UN currently has 16 peacekeeping operations on the go around the world with more than 110,000 troops and staff and questions are being raised about costs and efficiency. Not surprisingly the United Kingdom put peacekeeping on the agenda this month, as chair of the Security Council's rotating presidency. London has long been critical about the increasing number and costs of UN peacekeeping missions. Since 2000, the annual budget for blue helmet missions has more than tripled to $8 billion (5.63 billion euros). In his opening statement to the Security Council earlier this month Sir John Sawers, the UK ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, called peacekeeping "a unique global partnership" and peacekeepers "a scarce asset ... (who must be) deployed to maximum effect in the places where they are needed most."
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Countering terrorism requires addressing conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism All too often we are reminded that terrorism continues to inflict pain and suffering on people’s lives all over the world. Almost no week goes by without an act of terrorism taking place somewhere in the world, indiscriminately affecting innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Countering this scourge is in the interest of all nations and the issue has been on the agenda of the United Nations for decades. Eighteen universal instruments (fourteen instruments and four amendments) against international terrorism have been elaborated within the framework of the United Nations system relating to specific terrorist activities. Member States through the General Assembly have been increasingly coordinating their counter-terrorism efforts and continuing their legal norm-setting work. Action to Counter Terrorism
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