Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the UN Genocide Convention. This day is now known universally as the UN Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

This year has had devastating impacts on people around the world. For many, it has also been a year to self-reflect and become more aware of important issues that impact our lives, including war, destruction and genocide.


On this very important day of commemoration, we encourage our constituency to go one step further than sharing a social media post or a #neveragain hashtag. We encourage you to use the resources available to you from the Zoryan Institute to learn something new about genocide and its impacts; whether it be reading about a case you aren’t familiar with, listening to first-hand accounts from genocide survivors themselves, or learning from some of the leading scholars in the field on issues ranging from the history of the 1948 Genocide Convention to the implications of climate change and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on future war, atrocities and potential genocides.

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) is here to serve scholarship and provide awareness about genocide prevention, which starts with education.

It is with this in mind that we have listed some of the Zoryan Institute’s academic resources to start learning today!

We would love to hear about some of the new things you’ve learned from our resources. Please share what you’ve learned on social media, and be sure to tag the Zoryan Institute! This will help us promote education and spread awareness on this very important day of commemoration to a wider audience.

On this day, we bow our heads in memory of all victims of genocide.