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At special ceremony, UN pays tribute to victims of Holocaust

The United Nations held a special ceremony today to pay homage to the six million Jews and countless others slaughtered in the Nazi death camps of the Second World War, stressing that the drive to prevent a repetition of such horror was one of the reasons the Organization was founded.

Combating Holocaust denial, UN leads delegation to Auschwitz camp

Top United Nations officials led a visit by 150 eminent personalities and representatives of 40 Governments today to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest and most notorious of all the Nazi death camps, to combat denial of the Holocaust of millions of Jews and others during the Second World War.

UN marks Holocaust memorial day with exhibitions and pledges of 'never again'

The United Nations today honoured the memory of the estimated six million Jews and countless others who perished in the Nazi death camps of the Second World War with ceremonies around the world and pledges to wipe genocide off the face of the Earth.

UN has duty to speak out for human rights, Ban says at Holocaust event

The United Nations, which was created in the aftermath of the Second World War, has a duty to stand up and speak out for human rights and offer a voice to the voiceless, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at an event to remember the victims of the Holocaust.