united-nations:

On Wednesday, the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide took place at UN Headquarters in New York, followed by the opening of an exhibit organized by the Government of Rwanda.
"Two decades have passed and yet the terrible events that were unleashed in April 1994 are just as real…just as raw…just as horrifying,” said Ban Ki-moon at the Commemoration."Together, let us take strength from that example and resolve to do all we can to save lives, build human dignity and prevent the preventable."Read the full remarks.

united-nations:

On Wednesday, the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide took place at UN Headquarters in New York, followed by the opening of an exhibit organized by the Government of Rwanda.

"Two decades have passed and yet the terrible events that were unleashed in April 1994 are just as real…just as raw…just as horrifying,” said Ban Ki-moon at the Commemoration.

"Together, let us take strength from that example and resolve to do all we can to save lives, build human dignity and prevent the preventable."

Read the full remarks.

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mymodernmet:

The Guardian’s Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty has released an incredible new series of images that bring together famous album covers and their modern-day settings. Docherty uses Google Street View to pinpoint the exact location that’s depicted in the album cover, and then meticulously lines up the Street View scene and the album cover so that they blend together seamlessly. The series features albums by iconic artists like Bob Dylan, Oasis, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin.

I fought angrily against seeing particular types of poetic organization because it seemed awful to see my own life and these actual events in that way. But when you put forth an intention into the universe to speak a certain truth and narrate a certain period of your life, you start to see the sorts of symmetries that you are not usually supposed to be able to see until you are on your deathbed and your life flashes before your eyes. And you see exactly why everything happened. And even the most painful things you’ve ever been through can seem unbearably beautiful.

Joanna Newsom, Arthur Magazine (via zerosara)

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