“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
The 2012 edition of Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region – Incidents and Responses, is the latest in a line of annual reports prepared by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as part of the OSCE’s efforts to combat hate crime.
On 18 November 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945), to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and a member of the U.S. delegation to IHRA, was appointed holder of a new UNESCO Chair for Genocide Education on 3 October.
FRA is hosting the annual Fundamental Rights Conference "Combating Hate Crime in the EU: Giving Victims a Face and a Voice" in Vilnius on 12-13 November.
The Council of Europe, a Permanent Observer to IHRA, is organizing a European training workshop for teachers in coordination with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Pedagogical University of Cracow.
Pages of Testimony Collection, Archives of the International Tracing Service, Diaries of Anne Frank, and the Warsaw Ghetto Archives are the Memory of the World collections related to the Holocaust that were among 54 new additions to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
Several members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance presented effective methods and new tools for teaching the Holocaust at a day-long workshop for nearly 100 educators, organized by the Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme on 2 May 2013 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.