General Assembly designates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In a resolution co-sponsored by 104 Member States, the General Assembly today designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day, drawing immediate praise from Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who said the United Nations would do its part to keep the memory alive in a bid to prevent future acts of genocide.

General Assembly discusses designation of Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United Nations General Assembly today discussed a draft resolution designating 27 January Holocaust Remembrance Day, and urged all nations to develop ways to keep the memory alive so that future generations will help prevent similar acts of genocide.

Annan, eulogizing survivor-activist, calls for annual Holocaust commemoration

Speaking at the memorial for Holocaust survivor and rights activist Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a yearly, international day of Holocaust commemoration.

Recalling Holocaust is vital to avoid falling back into the abyss, says UN official

Sixty years after the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jewry and others still provides a powerful wake-up call to the world to speak out in the face of barbarism, or else risk encouraging through its passivity further acts of inhumanity, a senior United Nations official has warned.

UN has sacred duty to fight hatred, Annan says at Jerusalem holocaust memorial

Stressing that the United Nations itself rose from the ashes of the Holocaust and speaking at the Jerusalem memorial to the 6 million Jews who died in it, Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared today that the world body "has a sacred responsibility to combat hatred and intolerance" wherever it occurs.