In visit to former Nazi death camp, Ban affirms value, dignity of each human life

Visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where over a million Jews and members of other minorities perished during the Second World War, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged that its victims be honoured by ensuring dignity and fundamental freedoms for all.

Courage to fight for a better world honoured at UN Holocaust commemoration

Those who risked their lives to save Jews and others from mass extermination in the Second World War are inspiration for the courage to fight for a better world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other United Nations officials said today.

At Holocaust memorial event, Ban highlights need for courage to do what is right

Genocide, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the responsibility to protect, the conflict in Syria and the courage to do what is right were among the topics highlighted in United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks today at an event held in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.