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Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed’ Guterres warns, as UN marks the Holocaust

Amid an “alarming increase” in anti-Semitism, International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, honouring the memory of some six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust during World War Two, along with many other victims of what the UN chief called “unprecedented, calculated cruelty and horror”.

UN Daily News Programme 23 November 2017

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UN Daily News Programme 10 November 2017

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (PM)

UN official in the Gambia to assess support for political transition

A senior UN official is in the Gambia to assess how best to assist the country’s political transition.

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Ban 'deeply saddened' by death of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was “deeply saddened” to learn the passing yesterday of Elie Wiesel, 87, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-standing UN Messenger of Peace.

Ban honours memory of Holocaust victims at New York synagogue

Visiting Park East Synagogue in New York City to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on people to work together “to build bridges and end anti-Semitism, bigotry against Muslims, and all other forms of hatred.”

UN remembers man who saved 669 children during Holocaust

The heroic acts of a British man who saved 669 Jewish children from near certain death were remembered this morning at the UN’s Holocaust Remembrance Day events.

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Remembering Holocaust, Ban urges all to denounce ideologies that pit people against each other

Marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone to denounce political and religious ideologies that set people against people.

“Absolute evil” of terrorist attacks has historical precedent

The terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which led to the deaths of 129 people have been described as acts of “absolute evil” by a Holocaust event participant, at UN headquarters.

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UN Assembly hears Holocaust survivor’s plea to never forget ‘all human life is sacred’

As part of the annual events at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the General Assembly today heard a Holocaust survivor and a former World War II veteran recount the horrors they had witnessed some 70 years ago as they urged the world “not to forget that all human life is sacred.”