• Ambassador Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi

    Head of the Argentinian Delegation to the IHRA

    Member country since: 2002

    Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)

    Argentina is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights as a guiding principle and state policy. We believe that the participation of our country in the IHRA, as the only Latin American member, is key not only for maintaining remembrance of the Shoah, but also for preventing genocides and facing present challenges in upholding truth and justice. It is essential to work along side civil society organizations, and other key actors to strengthen these policies.

  • Safeguarding Sites

    “We empathize with the victims' suffering and draw inspiration from their struggle. 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.”
    – Article 8 of the Stockholm Declaration

  • Remembrance

    “We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”
    – Article 6 of the Stockholm Declaration

  • Killing Sites

    Holocaust remembrance and scholarly research often focuses on concentration camps, ghettos, and death marches. However, many of the killing sites, where 25 to 30 percent of the victims of the Holocaust were murdered by mass shooting, are still relatively unknown. The vast majority of these killing sites were deliberately left unmarked by the perpetrators and many have yet to be located. This emphasizes the need for scholarly research and transnational approaches.

  • Education

    “We share a commitment to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. We will promote education about the Holocaust in our schools and universities, in our communities and encourage it in other institutions.”
    – Article 5 of the Stockholm Declaration

  • Archives and Research

    “We, the IHRA Member Countries, safeguard the historical record of the Holocaust, the genocide of the Roma, and the persecution of other victims by Nazi Germany and those fascist and extreme nationalist partners and other collaborators who participated in these crimes.”

    – Article 11 of the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration

  • Genocide of the Roma

    “We, the IHRA Member Countries, remember the genocide of the Roma. We acknowledge with concern that the neglect of this genocide has contributed to the prejudice and discrimination that many Roma communities still experience today.” 

    — Article 4 of the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration  

  • Antisemitism

    Together we must uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it. We must strengthen the moral commitment of our peoples, and the political commitment of our governments, to ensure that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences.”
    – Article 3 of the Stockholm Declaration