2024 marks the 30th observance of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, one of the darkest chapters in human history. More than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also Hutu and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months.

The most common transportation in Kigali are motorcycles, in general called "moto".A view of the celebration of the first World Football Day (25 May). 

From left to right: Maurizio Massari, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations; Yoka Brandt, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations; Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; and Vanessa Frazier, Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, pose for a selfie during the event. 

Sports have been instrumental in promoting peace globally and have played a pivotal role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Football, as a prominent global sport, holds a unique position. Beyond mere recreation, it is a universal language spoken by people of all ages, transcending national, cultural, and socio-economic boundaries. Football's broad appeal and accessibility make it a potent tool for promoting health and well-being as well.Cheryl Pearce, Acting Military Advisor of the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) at UN Headquarters, visits the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to meet with Mission leadership and peacekeepers. The Acting Military Advisor visited Bor in Jonglei State, where she engaged with the Sector East peacekeepers and received operational briefings on their challenges and achievements, as well as a demonstration of an all-terrain vehicle which is being used to increase mobility to support the mandate of UNMISS.

Ms. Pearce is interviewed by Radio Miraya, UNMISS’s radio station at Tomping Camp in Juba.Sigrid Kaag (left), Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza, briefs reporters after the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Gilad Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, shreds a page of the Charter of the United Nations as he addresses the resumed 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on “Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The General Assembly later adopted a resolution that "Determines that the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and should therefore be admitted to membership in the United Nations". The Resolution was adopted by a recorded vote with 143 votes in favour, 9 against and 25 abstentions.Edem Wosornu, Director of Operations and Advocacy of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, attends the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Sudan and South Sudan. The Council heard a Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei.Cheryl Pearce (left), Acting Military Advisor of the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) at UN Headquarters, visits the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to meet with Mission leadership and peacekeepers. The Acting Military Advisor visited Bor in Jonglei State, where she engaged with the Sector East peacekeepers and received operational briefings on their challenges and achievements. 

Ms. Pearce sits inside an all-terrain vehicle which is being used to increase mobility to support the mandate of UNMISS. At right is Rajesh Kumar from India, serving with UNMISS.Pedro Comissário Afonso, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, briefs reporters on the programme of work of the Security Council for the month of May.A view of staff members in the pharmacy at the health centre in the Wihdat Camp for Palestine refugees in Amman, Jordan.

Secretary-General António Guterres (not pictured) visited the health centre while in Jordan. He met with patients as well as midwifes and staff of the health centre, that also performs medical tests and has a pharmacy providing life-saving medication to patients at no charge. 

The Secretary-General is on a Ramadan solidarity visit to Egypt and Jordan to meet Palestine refugees being served by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).A group of children pose for a photo in the Mbyo Village in the Bugesera District of Rwanda.

Mbyo Village is a reconciliation village, established as part of Rwanda's "Unity and Reconciliation" initiative to foster national unity and collective progress. These villages represent one of several projects initiated by the Rwandan government in response to the 1994 genocide. Within these villages, survivors of the genocide live alongside repentant ex-perpetrators, promoting coexistence and healing.

2024 marks the 30th observance of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, one of the darkest chapters in human history. More than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also Hutu and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months.Taher M. El-Sonni (front), Permanent Representative of the State of Libya to the United Nations, speaks with a member of his delegation during the Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya.Taher M. El-Sonni, Permanent Representative of the State of Libya to the United Nations, introduces the draft resolution on World Football Day under Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal during the 80th plenary meeting of the General Assembly. 

The Assembly later adopted the resolution proclaiming 25 May as World Football Day, as 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament in history with the representation of all regions as part of the 1924 Summer Olympic Games, held in Paris.Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, addresses the resumed 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on “Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The General Assembly later adopted a resolution that "Determines that the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and should therefore be admitted to membership in the United Nations". The Resolution was adopted by a recorded vote with 143 votes in favour, 9 against and 25 abstentions.Pedro Comissário Afonso, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Li Junhua (left), Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, meets with Everly Paul Chet Greene, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade and Barbuda Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda, during a flag-raising ceremony, ahead of the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4). 

The Conference will be held from 27 to 30 May 2024 in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Under the overarching theme of “Charting the course toward resilient prosperity", the Conference will aim at assessing the ability of SIDS to achieve sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. It will result in an intergovernmentally agreed, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented political outcome document.Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the official opening of the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4). 

The Conference is held from 27 to 30 May 2024 in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Under the overarching theme of “Charting the course toward resilient prosperity", the Conference will aim at assessing the ability of SIDS to achieve sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. It will result in an intergovernmentally agreed, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented political outcome document.Kofi Kinaata, musician and songwriter from Ghana and National Goodwill Ambassador for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), addresses the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2024 on the theme “Facilitating Regular Pathways to a Better Future: Harnessing the Power of Migration”.

The event is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Members of the Security Council observe a moment of silence in the memory of Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Hossein Amir-Abdollahian,  Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran; and all passengers in the helicopter crash in Iran, at the start of the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security.The United Nations flag is lowered to half-mast at UN Headquarters to honour Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who passed away Sunday in a helicopter crash. Standing at right is Amir Saeid Iravani, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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