International Day of Commemoration & Dignity of the Victims of Genocide & of Genocide Prevention
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
On September 11, 2015, the General Assembly adopted unanimously resolution 69/323 in which it proclaimed December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The resolution encouraged all Member and observer States, all organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations and individuals to observe the International Day in order to raise awareness of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as well as to commemorate and honor its victims. The December 9 also marks the day the Genocide Convention was adopted in 1948.
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