Meeting of the UNESCO Latin American Network for Education on the Holocaust and Other Genocides
Member States participating in the UNESCO Latin American Network for Education on the Holocaust and Other Genocides will meet at the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles on 9 September 2016 to review actions taken in the region to foster education about the Holocaust, genocide and mass atrocities. The meeting is hosted by the USC UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.
The Network was founded in 2014 in Costa Rica with a view to enhance regional dialogue on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, and dealing with difficult pasts through education. The Network stimulates national activity and gives rise to regional programmes conducted under the guidance of UNESCO and in partnership with organizations providing expertise in the field, such as Yad Vashem (Israel) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The meeting in Los Angeles will notably include the participation of representatives of Yahad-In-Unum (France) and of Yad Vashem (Israel). It will serve to discuss recent actions taken within the Network and present new educational, academic and cultural initiatives, which could be expanded at regional level. The meeting will be followed by a capacity-building seminar for Ministries of Education of 8 countries of Latin America organized by the USC Shoah Foundation on 10 and 11 September. The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France.