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Friday, April 7, 2006 · Last updated 9:29 p.m. PT

U.N.: Nations refuse to stop genocide

By NICK WADHAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS

UNITED NATIONS — Twelve years after the Rwanda genocide, nations still seem unwilling to commit the troops and money that would be needed to stop mass slaughter of civilians, a top U.N. envoy said.

Governments have repeatedly promised “never again” in the years since Holocaust and the 1994 Rwanda killings. Yet while they have gotten better at nurturing peace, they are still reluctant to do much more, said Juan Mendez, the U.N. special adviser on prevention of genocide.