Rwanda - Commemoration of the genocide (7 April 2017)


On this day of commemoration in Rwanda and throughout the world, France joins with the Rwandan people to honor the memory of the victims of the genocide and the dignity of the survivors.

On this solemn day of solidarity with the Rwandan people, we reaffirm our determination to keep such atrocities from recurring.

Prevention means fighting impunity, promoting remembrance, and supporting education and research on genocides and mass crimes.

In this spirit, last fall, France established a study mission on genocides and mass crimes. Bringing together teachers and researchers from France and abroad, it will take stock of research in this field and will identify new forms of prevention.