Partners and Chairs in Education about the Holocaust and genocide

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Partners

  • The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme
    The Outreach Programme was created at the request of the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 60/7, adopted on 1 November 2005. The United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) leads the initiative to encourage the development by Member States of educational curricula on the subject of the Holocaust, and to mobilize civil society for education and awareness.
     
  • The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
    The Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect supports two Special Advisers who report directly to the United Nations Secretary-General: the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, who acts as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide, and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, who leads the conceptual, political, institutional and operational development of the Responsibility to Protect.
     
  • The Rwanda genocide and the United Nations Outreach Programme
    The Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations is an information and educational outreach programme established by the General Assembly on 23 December 2005 (A/RES/60/225) to "mobilize civil society for Rwanda genocide victim remembrance and education in order to help prevent future acts of genocide". The programme focuses on learning the lessons of the Rwanda genocide in order to help prevent similar acts in the future, as well as raising awareness of the lasting impact of genocide on the survivors and the challenges that they still face today.
     
  • Aladdin Project
    Launched under the auspices of UNESCO in 2009, the Aladdin Project’s goal is to promote greater mutual knowledge among peoples of different cultures and religions, particularly Jews and Muslims. The Aladdin Project combats Holocaust denial and trivialization and all forms of prejudice.
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
    Auschwitz Birkenau was the principal and most notorious of the six extermination camps established by Nazi Germany to implement its “Final Solution” policy which aimed to destroy the Jewish people in Europe. Auschwitz Birkenau was added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
    The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is the only inter-governmental organization dedicated to Holocaust education, remembrance and research. UNESCO has the status of “Permanent International Partner” to the IHRA.
     
  • Mémorial de la Shoah
    The Shoah Memorial, Museum, Centre for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, based in Paris, is one of Europe’s prominent archive, education and professional centre on the history of the Holocaust. The Shoah Memorial has Consultative Status with UNESCO.
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has Consultative Status with UNESCO
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial of the Holocaust. UNESCO and USHMM conduct programmes to support education stakeholders worldwide.
     
  • Yad Vashem
    Based in Israel, Yad Vashem is the world largest repository of information for Holocaust education, documentation and research. UNESCO and Yad Yashem work together in several countries to support education stakeholders.

 

UNESCO Chairs