“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 14 April, the European Parliament adopted the EU data protection legislation, which will come into force in two years’ time.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) was deeply saddened and shocked by the terrorist attacks which took place in Brussels on 22 March.
Since 2012 the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has been concerned with the potential impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Holocaust research. While IHRA supports the EU decision to ensure the protection of personal data, the organization has always maintained that it is crucial that the right to be forgotten does not conflict with the responsibility to remember.
On 24 September, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, took part in an event entitled “Towards Inclusive Societies: Empowerment and Education as a strategy to prevent genocide”, within the framework of the UN General Assembly.
The International Conference on Genocide Prevention is taking place in Brussels from 31 March-1 April. The conference is hosted by the Belgian Government and jointly organized by the United Nations, African Union, the European Union, and Belgium.
Ambassador Jan Deboutte (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation
Yasmina Amire (Chancery of the Prime Minister) – Communication Working Group
Christophe Busch (Kazerne Dossin) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Francoise Capacchi (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group
Charlotte Dekempeneer (Government of the Flemish Community) - Education Working Group