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UN Declares 11 July as Srebrenica Massacre Remembrance Day

United Nations member states have voted to declare 11 July an annual day of remembrance for the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The proposal passed despite Serbia’s opposition, with 84 votes in favor. Bosnian-Serb forces, led by Ratko Mladic, murdered over eight thousand Bosniak men and boys in the Srebrenica 'safe area'.
United Nations member states have voted to declare 11 July as an annual day of remembrance for the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The proposal initiated by Germany and Rwanda passed despite opposition from Serbia, with 84 votes in favor, 19 against, and 68 abstentions.

President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia opposed the resolution, arguing it politicizes the tragedy.

The massacre, led by Bosnian-Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, saw over eight thousand Bosniak men and boys murdered after Serbian forces overran a UN 'safe area' in Srebrenica.

The International Commission on Missing Persons has identified more than seven thousand victims using DNA technology.

Serbia's government has consistently labeled the event as a 'horrible crime' but refrains from acknowledging it as genocide.

The resolution aims to honor the memory of the victims and the continued suffering of their families.

Bosnia's Republika Srpska president, Milorad Dodik, has denied the occurrence of genocide and threatened the region's separation if the resolution passed.

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