Building Consensus for the Responsibility to Protect

On the morning of 26 March 2004, members of the United Nations (UN) community shared a somber minute of silence to honor the over 800,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Thus began the Memorial Conference on the Rwandan Genocide, which was jointly organized by the governments of Rwanda and Canada to ensure that the lives lost in Rwanda are remembered and to examine the continuing implications of the Rwanda tragedy for the international community.