Rwanda descended into chaos in the summer of 1994, leaving hundreds of thousands dead while the international community turned a blind eye to the suffering. In this special UNSC session, take the chance to undo the mistakes of the past and rewrite history. Prove that the international community can look out for its own.
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It is tasked with maintaining international peace and security, and has the power to implement UN peacekeeping operations and impose international sanctions, as well as authorize military actions via Security Council resolutions. This unique special session of the UNSC takes place in 1994, focusing specifically on monitoring the situation unfolding in Rwanda at the height of its civil war. A small UN peacekeeping force monitors a fragile ceasefire agreement between the warring Hutu-led government and Tutsi rebels, the two main ethnic groups in the tiny African country; but domestic political posturing and ethnic tensions threaten to shatter the peace, and situations outside of Rwanda have distracted the international community to the conflict. The Special Session on Rwanda will analyze the situation in the war-torn nation and will attempt to suppress any resurgence of violence. Can it rewrite history and undo the mistakes of the past?