“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
From 26-29 June, 2017, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance holds its first bi-annual Plenary Meeting under the Swiss Chairmanship in Geneva.
Over four days almost 200 experts and policymakers from the IHRA’s 31 Member Countries, eleven Observer Countries, and seven international partner organisations gather to discuss Holocaust education, research and remembrance as a contemporary political issue. The current Chair of the IHRA is Ambassador Benno Baettig.
At the meetings in Geneva, the IHRA delegates are focussing on topics such as supporting the protection and preservation of Holocaust-related sites throughout its Member Countries and beyond, as well as sharing good practices in the field of Holocaust education, research and remembrance.
The meetings will also provide an opportunity to announce the IHRA conference entitled “Mass Murder of People with Disabilities, and the Holocaust” to be held in November 2017 in partnership with the Pädagogische Hochschule Bern.
The IHRA unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, remembrance and research world-wide, and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.