In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The Darebin Interfaith Network will conduct a two-stage commemoration on Sunday, 9 December 2018.
The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims.
In adopting the resolution, without a vote, the 193-member Assembly reiterated the responsibility of each individual State to protect its populations from genocide, which entails the prevention of such a crime, including incitement to it.
Commemoration in Victoria:
All invited to the UN’s International Day of Remembrance & Dignity for all Victims of Genocide & other Atrocity Crimes.
Proudly organised by the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council and supported by the Darebin Interfaith Council.
Event One: Annual Multicultural-Multifaith Procession & Reflection
Date & Time: Sunday, 9th December, from 2.30pm–4pm
Venue: Darebin Community Monument, Ray Bramham Gardens (Rear of Darebin Arts Centre), Corner Bell Street & St Georges Road, Preston
Candles, Incense and Flowers will be supplied.
Event Two: Public Lecture & Light Refreshments
Date & Time: Sunday, 9th December, from 4pm-5pm
Venue: Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59A Roseberry Avenue (Opposite Police Station), Preston
Please promote the attached event flyer through your networks.
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