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‘Antisemitism fuelled the Holocaust and didn’t end’ 75 years ago, says education expert

Some were workers, some teachers, some neighbours. Many ordinary people enabled the Holocaust simply by doing their jobs. Some made the choice to help, while others decided to join in with the persecution, betraying Jewish friends and classmates.

But what “fuelled the Holocaust was antisemitism” which didn’t end with the defeat of the Nazis, and “continues today”, affecting all of society.

Claude Etienne Tardy

70 years of reporting from the UN: celebrating the ‘the first draft of history’

Journalists have been covering key moments in the history of the United Nations for as long as it has existed.

On Monday, a new photography exhibition was officially opened in Geneva that celebrates their work over the last 70 years or so.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Nina Larson, President of the Association of UN Correspondents in Geneva (ACANU), describes what it’s like writing the “first draft of history” day in, and day out.

UN Geneva/Sarah Mbengue

First World War exhibition highlights conflict’s mixed international legacy

It’s a little-known fact that soldiers from every African country took part in the First World War, which ended exactly 100 years ago last month.

To remember them – and those from even further afield who also made a major contribution – an exhibition at the UN in Geneva hosted by the Mission of Belgium has provided a fascinating insight into their experiences on the front line in Northern Europe from 1914-18.

UNICEF/Chiara Saturnino

Education ‘the key to social inclusion’ says Côte d’Ivoire refugee in Marrakech

If countries help educate incoming migrants and refugees, they will no longer be viewed as a problem, but a valuable resource, said one 20-year-old from Côte d’Ivoire, speaking on behalf of young people, ahead of the adoption of the new UN Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech, Morocco.

Kader Diabate made the voyage alone to Italy on one of the world’s most dangerous routes – through Niger and Libya, and across the Mediterranean Sea.

Copyright I AM with them

Photo exhibit gives identity back to refugees

A photography project which aims to give refugees and migrants their identity back has opened at UN Headquarters in New York.

The photographs in the “I AM with them” exhibition were taken by Anne A-R as she walked alongside people from Sudan, Iraq, Syria and Afganisatn across Europe over a period of three months.

Isabelle Dupuis has been speaking to Anne A-R about “I AM them.”

Duration: 4’20”

Phillip Grossman

Chernobyl: Exhibition chronicles tragedy and hope

An American photographer has been chronicling the aftermath of what has been called one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents.

Philip Grossman is the photographer behind the exhibition ‘Chernobyl: Tragedy, Lessons, Hope’ which is on display at UN Headquarters in New York.

The exhibition looks at the people and places affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion which occurred 30 years ago this Tuesday.