We partner closely with nine other international and intergovernmental organizations who are also working on Holocaust-related issues. These Permanent International Partners are active participants in our Working Groups and Committees, and also join the IHRA’s Plenary Meetings as Observers.

Our partners benefit from accessing the insights and knowledge of our international teams of experts, and we ensure they are kept up to date with the latest developments relating to the Holocaust.

By combining resources, learning, and contacts with these valued and influential partners, we can all be more effective in promoting Holocaust remembrance and understanding.

The United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States, the UN is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and a more perfect knowledge of each other’s lives. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

European Union

The European Union is made up of 27 European countries committed to promoting peace and security and respecting fundamental rights and freedoms, among other values and principles. The first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life was adopted on 5 October 2021. From October 2020, the new EU Roma strategic framework has set a number of targets up until 2030, which aim to promote effective equality, socioeconomic inclusion, and meaningful participation of Roma


The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) provides support, assistance and expertise to participating States and civil society to promote democracy, rule of law, human rights and tolerance and non-discrimination. ODIHR observes elections, reviews legislation and advises governments on how to develop and sustain democratic institutions. The Office conducts training programs for government and law-enforcement officials and non-governmental organizations on how to uphold, promote and monitor human rights.

The Arolsen Archives

The Arolsen Archives are the international center on Nazi persecution with the world’s most comprehensive archive on the victims and survivors of National Socialism. The collection has information on about 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO’s Memory of the World. It contains documents on the various victim groups targeted by the Nazi regime and is an important source of knowledge for society today.

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organization. It includes 46 member states, 27 of which are members of the European Union.

Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), a nonprofit organization with offices in New York, Israel and Germany, secures material compensation for Holocaust survivors around the world.


The Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) is a State-led network of States, civil society and academic institutions committed to preventing atrocities worldwide.

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

FRA is the independent center of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights in the EU. They help make Europe a better place to live and work. They help defend the fundamental rights of all people living in the EU.

Working with our partners: the #ProtectTheFacts campaign

Holocaust distortion doesn’t stop at national borders, nor is it found only in one language. International cooperation is essential to countering it.

The Protect the Facts campaign is an IHRA joint initiative with the European Commission, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the United Nations, and UNESCO.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of Holocaust distortion – both how to recognize it and how to counter it.

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