International Day of Commemoration
of the Victims of the Holocaust
at the United Nations, January 29
Registration Required


For more information or to register to attend, please send your name, organization and e-mail address to holocaustremembrance@un.org. You may also send a fax to (212) 963-0536. Please note that all guests must pre-register, present an identity card with a photograph and pass through security to enter the United Nations building. Guests should arrive by 9:00 A.M. in order to clear security. Please also note that seating in The General Assembly Hall is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
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On January 29, 2007, the United Nations Department of P u b l i c Information (DPI) will observe the second annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a ceremony from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM m the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters. Simone Veil, President of the Fondation Pour la Memoire de la Shoah and a survivor of the Holocaust, will deliver the keynote address.

In keeping with the theme of “Remembrance and Beyond,” the observance will focus on the
importance of infusing today’s youth with the lessons of the Holocaust, so that future generations may carry the torch of remembrance, and remind the world of the dangers posed by hatred, bigotry,racism and prejudice, A university student will speak on the importance of learning about theHolocaust and share her experiences visitingHolocaust sites in Poland as part of the March of Remembrance and Hope program. The event will highlight the importance of education in promoting tolerance and ending any and all forms of discrimination.This observance is being organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations outreach program, created by the context ofGeneral Assembly resolution 60/7 in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.In addition, there will be two exhibits in the United Nations Visitors’ Lobby in connection with the International Day: One will feature artwork,created by Holocaust survivors, exploring the meaning and experience of the Holocaust and the second is “The Holocaust against the Sinti and Roma and Present Day Racism in Europe.”

For more information or to register to attend, please send your name, organization and e-mail address to holocaustremembrance@un.org. You may also send a fax to (212) 963-0536. Please note that all guests must pre-register, present an identity card with a photograph and pass through security to enter the United Nations building. Guests should arrive by 9:00 A.M. in order to clear security. Please also note that seating in The General Assembly Hall is limited and on a first come, first served basis.