Position paper – step 2
• The UN ( United Nations) – is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economicdevelopment, social progress, human rights and achieving world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after the World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries and to provide aplatform for dialogue.
• Genocide - is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.
• Rwandan Genocide - was the1994 mass killing oh hundreds of thousands of Rwanda’s Tutsis and Hutu political moderates by Hutus under the Hutu Power ideology. Over the course of approximately 100 days, from the assassination ofJuvenal Habyarimana on 6 April until mid July, at least 500,000 people were killed. Most estimates indicate a death toll between 800,000 an 1,000,000, which could be about 20% of the total Rwandapopulation.
• Genocidaires - has come to refer to those guilty of the mass killings of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
• Holocaust- is the term generally used to describe the genocide ofapproximately six million European Jews during World War II, as part of a program of deliberate and systematic state-sponsored extermination planned and executed by Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.
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Social studies 10 -1
The UN and the Rwanda crisis.
Should the UN have been more aggressiveduring the Rwanda crisis?
Yes or no? That’s what we are going to find out by discussing both sides of the issue. Example, (Yes): US Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said: "The prevention of anotherround of genocidal violence in central Africa is one of the core elements of US policy in the Great Lakes, and is one of the United Nations' greatest challenges." Or (No): “Most of the 2,500 UN...
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