International Conference on Education and the Holocaust
Advancing education about the Holocaust and genocide globally
The International Conference on Education and the Holocaust (ICEH) is a programme undertaken jointly by UNESCO and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to enable education stakeholders from all regions of the world to develop long-term educational, cultural and academic initiatives that can contribute to institutionalize education about the Holocaust and genocide in their respective country. The project consists of a conference involving senior education stakeholders and international experts working together to design projects relevant to their national priorities and contexts. Following the conference, UNESCO and the USHMM assist each country team in the successful implementation of their project.
The first and second ICEH took place in 2015 and 2017 in Washington, DC and led to the development of country-specific initiatives on education about the Holocaust and genocide in 16 different countries from all UNESCO regions.
UNESCO’s programme on education about the Holocaust and genocide is part of the Organization’s efforts to promote Global Citizenship Education to empower learners to become responsible and active global citizens who value human dignity and respect for all.
About the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. The Museum encourages citizens to act by cultivating a sense of moral responsibility so that they will respond to the monumental challenges that confront our world.
The International Conference on Education and the Holocaust receives the generous support of:
Legacy Heritage Fund
The Government of Canada
The Government of Germany