International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide
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Every year on December 9, this day is celebrated for the victims of the crime of genocide and for the prevention of this crime and to honor and remember the victims of this crime.
Unfortunately, our history is tainted by individuals or organizations that have attempted to wipe out large groups of people. This is known as genocide.
One of the most infamous incidents of genocide occurred when Nazi Germany killed 6 million Jews.
Along with the Jews, the Nazis attempted to exterminate other groups of people as well. These included people with disabilities, homosexuals, and Jehovah's Witnesses. Altogether 11 million people died.
Each year on this day, the UN hosts a special commemoration event.
On this day, special recognition is given to those who have taken initiatives that have contributed to the prevention of genocide and related crimes.
Background of the day
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established this day.
9 December recognizes the anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
In 2015, Armenia initiated the adoption of the relevant resolution by the UN General Assembly.
On December 9, 1948, the United Nations adopted the first human rights treaty, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, better known as the "Genocide Convention".
Most recent Genocide in history
2017 – The Burmese Military killed up to 43,000 Rohingya people in Myanmar (also known as Burma)
2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq killed 10,000 Yazidis in northern Iraq and Syria.
2003 – Three Sudanese tribes in Darfur killed 500,000 people.
1994 – A mass slaughter of over one million Tutsi people occurred in Rwanda.
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