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Le secrétaire général de l'ONU fait amende honorable en constatant son impuissance à stopper un génocide

Card Number 31543

Number
31543
Author
Ceylac, Catherine
Author
Barnier, C├ęcile
Date
25 mai 1994
Ymd
19940525
Time
24:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 24 heures [1:41]
Title
Le secrétaire général de l'ONU fait amende honorable en constatant son impuissance à stopper un génocide
Subtitle
De son côté, l'émissaire spécial des Nations unies tente de faire accepter aux deux parties en conflit le déploiement de nouveaux Casques bleus et d'obtenir un cessez-le-feu.
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Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the UN Secretary General, admits his failure in Rwanda. For the first time, the UN official makes amends by noting his powerlessness to stop a genocide. An awareness that undermines the effectiveness of the United Nations and calls into question the responsibility of the entire international community.
- Seven weeks of civil war and bloody fighting. Estimates that sometimes state 500,000 dead. Tonight the UN condemns the carnage in Rwanda and opens an investigation into the killings. The Human Rights Commission meeting in Geneva has just adopted a resolution to this effect: a special rapporteur has been appointed to investigate on the spot.
- In recent days, more and more voices have been raised stigmatizing the indifference of the international community. Rwanda abandoned by the world is also the personal sentiment expressed today by the UN Secretary General. Boutros Boutros-Ghali: "We are all responsible for this failure. Not only the great powers but also African governments, NGOs, the entire international community. It is a real genocide".
- But even good intentions are difficult to impose on the ground. The United Nations special envoy is continuing his talks with the two conflicting parties. He tries to make them accept the deployment of new blue helmets and to obtain a ceasefire.
- Meanwhile, fighting continues between government forces and those of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Refugees are pouring in by the tens of thousands into makeshift camps and a handful of aid workers are struggling to save a few human lives.