December 9, 2021: The UN Genocide Convention was adopted on December 9th, 1948. December 9th 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 very important day of commemoration is an opportunity to acknowledge the devastating impacts of genocide, including the tremendous loss of human life, and educate ourselves in efforts to better understand the common patterns of genocide, which is necessary for its prevention.

Since its foundation in 1982, the Zoryan Institute has been committed to raising public awareness about issues pertaining to genocide through scholarship, educational programs, and public forms. Today we encourage our constituency to use resources available from the Zoryan Institute to learn something new about genocide and its impacts. Visit the links below to access some of the Zoryan Institute’s academic resources and start learning today!

The annual graduate-level Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP), established and operated by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), provides training and support for scholars entering the field and helps to prepare the next generation of genocide specialists.

To learn more about the Genocide and Human Rights University Program, click here! Registration for the summer 2022 program opens January 1, 2022!

On this day, the Zoryan Institute remembers the many victims of genocide, and remains dedicated to work towards its prevention.

The Zoryan Institute is a non-profit organization that serves the cause of scholarship and public awareness relating to issues of universal human rights, genocide, and diaspora-homeland relations. This is done through the systematic continued efforts of scholars and specialists using a comparative and multidisciplinary approach and in accordance with the highest academic standards.