On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ban urges stepped up efforts to combat genocide

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for intensified efforts to stamp out genocide and other grave human rights violations that persist.

Ban calls on world to fight Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and bigotry

Over six decades after 6 million Jews, nearly a third of the total, and countless other minorities were butchered in the Nazi German Holocaust, it is more vital than ever to learn from the tragedy to prevent further atrocities, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today.

Memory of Holocaust must spur action to combat genocide, stresses UN rights chief

Cautioning that the threat of genocide still remains over half a century after millions of lives were brutally cut short by the Holocaust, the United Nations human rights chief said the memory of its victims should serve as a reminder of the need to act quickly and decisively at the first signs of such crimes.

Holocaust has vital lessons for today, says Ban

The Holocaust provides important lessons for the present, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the necessity to bolster the forces of harmony and dialogue.