UNESCO Launches Policy Guide on Holocaust and Genocide Prevention

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The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova launched this at the 15th plenary assembly of the World Jewish Congress in New York.

Education about the Holocaust and preventing genocide is designed to be a resource for policy-makers, curriculum developers and textbook writers to engage in or reinforce education about the Holocaust and the prevention of genocide.

It also provides effective responses and recommendations to facilitate debate on these issues in classrooms, and is the first step in a series of projects conducted in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and with the support of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The World Jewish Congress is an international organization representing Jewish communities and associations in 100 countries around the world. It has been UNESCO’s official partner since 1962.

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