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70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention
7 Dec 2018 -  Special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
- H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly
- Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

VIDEO: “The Genocide Convention: A Call for Action”, produced by the Department of Public Information

PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities and Challenges for the Prevention of Genocide – the Next 70 Years
• Alison Smale, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
Promoting universal values and fighting racism – the United Nations’ use of new and traditional media.
< • Agnes Callamard, Director, Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Prevention of genocide and social media – challenges and opportunities.
• Stephen D. Smith, Finci Viterbi Executive Director of University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation
Prevention of genocide and new technology – challenges and opportunities.

‘Dimensions in Testimony’, presented by Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of USC Shoah
Foundation, promoting the preservation of testimonies of victims of genocide and other atrocity crimes and allowing for real-time dialogue with survivors
Conversation between United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter