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UNESCO chief deplores attempts to question or deny Holocaust

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored any attempt to question or deny the Holocaust as a conference continued in Iran on the scale and nature of the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews – already dismissed as a myth by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Secretary-General deplores any conference that would question reality of Holocaust

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan came out strongly today against any effort to question or deny the Holocaust after reports that Iran would host a conference next week to discuss the scale and nature of the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews – already dismissed as a myth by its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

On anniversary of World War II massacre, Annan appeals for global tolerance

Using the anniversary of a notorious massacre of Jews and others in Ukraine in World War II to deplore the recent increase in extremism and intolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today made an impassioned appeal for pluralism and mutual respect around the world, decrying those who deny the Holocaust.

Secretary-General views Holocaust deniers as bigots, says spokesman

Secretary-General Kofi Annan considers anyone who would try to deny the truth of the Holocaust or make false claims about it to be a bigot, his spokesman told reporters at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

Annan underlines Holocaust remembrance as crucial to preventing future genocides

The United Nations will expand its partnerships with civil society to commemorate the uniqueness of the Holocaust in human history and to draw from the Nazi German murder of millions of Jews and other minorities lessons to help to prevent future acts of genocide, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the General Assembly.

UN, New York Tolerance Center to host films on Holocaust, genocide prevention

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the New York Tolerance Center today announced plans to jointly launch a film series next week aimed at fostering an international discussion on the Holocaust and the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice.

Nearly 2,000 people gather at UN to remember Holocaust victims

During an historic Holocaust remembrance ceremony held today in a packed United Nations General Assembly Hall, senior UN officials joined their voices with those of survivors to pay tribute to the 6 million who perished in the horror while pledging to prevent future genocides.

UN office in Nairobi honours victims of Holocaust with solemn commemoration

About 500 people gathered at the United Nations Office at Nairobi today to mark the first International Day of Commemoration in honour of the 6 million Holocaust victims.

UN's Geneva Office marks first International Day of Commemoration for Holocaust victims

Mirroring activities organized by the United Nations across the world, the UN's Office at Geneva today held a ceremony to mark the first International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme 'Remembrance and Beyond.'

Six Holocaust survivors help remember the 6 million victims at UN ceremony

During a solemn ceremony at United Nations headquarters this evening, six survivors of the Holocaust raised their voices so that the 6 million people who did not make it through the horrors of that era were not forgotten.