UN's Failures in Preventing Rwandan Genocide

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According to Aldelman (2005), the Rwanda 1994 genocide was the most disastrous case of mass murder the entire world has ever witnessed since WWII. The genocide resulted from the deliberate choice of a modern elite to foster hatred and fear to keep itself in power. According to Shah, (2006), this was a case of the majority Hutu who comprised 85% of the population turning against the Tutsi minority who made up 12% of the population in order to counter a growing political opposition within Rwanda. The killings accounted for the death of an estimated 800,000 people who included a majority of Tutsis and moderate Hutus. As a result, significant ethnic tensions between the two Rwandan tribes the Tutsis and the Hutus, had been brewing for decades. The Tutsis, despite being the minority, controlled Rwandan economy and politics for centuries - one of the reasons why the Hutus were taught to hate Tutsis from birth. In 1994, fueled by hate media, tensions between the two Tribes rose to an extreme. The result: a full-scale civil war. Today, although Rwanda has made progress, the country is still in recovery. Rwanda is still in the process of rebuilding its country and healing its shattered society. It is believed that the UN is solely responsible for the genocide that took place in Rwanda. The bureaucratic arm of the United Nations is the UN Secretariat. The UN Secretariat is responsible for sending information to the Security Council to maintain peace and security. Likewise, the duty
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