About the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental organization with 35 Member Countries and 9 Observer Countries. Founded in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, we address issues related to the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.

Our mission

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide and uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration and the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration.

Our founding principles

The Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust (or “Stockholm Declaration”) is the founding document of the IHRA. It contains a series of pledges to remember the Holocaust, educate future generations on the tragic events of the past and strengthen governmental cooperation to work towards a world without genocide. The Stockholm Declaration continues to serve as an ongoing affirmation of each IHRA Member Country’s commitment to shared principles.

The declaration was the outcome of the International Forum convened in Stockholm between 27-29 January 2000 by the IHRA’s founder, former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.

Twenty years later, High Governmental Representatives of the IHRA’s Member Countries met to adopt the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration. This new guiding document is formed of 14 commitments that underpin the ultimate vision of the IHRA: A world remembers the Holocaust, a world without genocide.

The IHRA’s Members and Partners

Our Member Countries and Permanent International Partners are fundamental to the work we do. Each country’s delegates provide invaluable knowledge and expertise, while our work with partner organizations amplifies and strengthens our joint efforts.

Each of our members recognizes that international political coordination is essential to combating growing Holocaust distortion and antisemitism, and antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination.

How we work

The Presidency of the IHRA is held each year by a different Member Country on a voluntary basis. Delegates work together on Holocaust-related issues throughout the year, and report on their progress at Plenary meetings, held every six months.


Our Structure

Understand how the IHRA is structured, including information about Working Groups and Committees, the Permanent Office, and the Presidency.

Building an international community

One of our organization’s main goals is to help people from different countries work together on issues related to the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma. We enable hundreds of policymakers, researcher, academics, educators, and representatives of museums and memorials to connect and collaborate.

We provide these leaders in the field with an international forum for learning and exchange, helping them forge new partnerships and encouraging them to develop practical solutions to shared challenges.