The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) welcomes Argentina’s recent initiative in the fight against antisemitism, one of the oldest forms of discrimination. On the 23 June, Santiago Cafiero, Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, nominated Fabiana Loguzzo, Representative Ambassador to the IHRA, as Argentina’s Special Representative for the Fight against Antisemitism.
Passed by resolution 156/2023, this designation consolidates Argentina’s strong commitment to its fight against antisemitism. Ambassador Lugozzo’s appointment reinforces Argentina’s overarching endeavor to fight against all forms of discrimination, including racism and xenophobia. Argentina’s initiatives against antisemitism are part of its broad framework of policy measures for the promotion and protection of human rights across all public policies in the country.
Ambassador Loguzzo’s new role adds to her duties as Special Representative to the IHRA, which supports the implementation of policies and programs for the education, remembrance, and research of the Holocaust. Argentina is currently the only Latin American country with full membership in the IHRA. Its commitment to the principles outlined in the Stockholm Declaration of 2000 makes it a valuable contributor to the global effort to prevent antisemitism, genocide, and other mass atrocities.
Argentina has played an active role in taking numerous initiatives against antisemitism at many multilateral forums on the international stage. In January 2022, it co-sponsored Resolution A/76/L.30 on Holocaust Denial, which was approved by the United Nations General Assembly by consensus. Argentina also recognized the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, as well as its Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is authorized to receive and consider individual complaints.
Learn more about Argentina’s work in Holocaust education, remembrance, and research by visiting their Country Page.