Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS), in cooperation with UNIC-Tehran held a conference on the occasion of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide at Khane Andishmandan-e Oloum Ensani (House of Humanities Intellectuals) on 22 April 2013.
The conference began by the founder of the Association Dr. Nasrin Mosaffa’s remarks on Rwanda Genocide. After a short introduction about the tragedy, UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis delivered the UN Secretary-General’s message on the Commemoration of Genocide in Rwanda . Then, former member and President of the UN International Law Commission, also IAUNS President, Dr. Jamshid Momtaz delivered a lecture on “Doctrine of responsibility to protect and protecting civilians in armed conflicts”. IAUNS Secretary-General Dr. Farideh Shaygan’s speech was on “Intervention by invitation in internal conflicts and unrest, and the doctrine of responsibility to protect”.
A UN film on Rwanda genocide entitled “ Duhozanye: A community of resilience, hope and dignity” was also displayed for participants. The conference ended with a Q and A session.