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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Event

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Title:
Holocaust Remembrance Day
When:
Sun, 27. January 2019
Category:
International Days, Years etc

Description

The theme of the Holocaust remembrance and education activities for 2019 is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”.

This theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities, at a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups fuels the rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred around the world. The theme highlights the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme seeks to remind the world of the lessons to be learnt from the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.

The Outreach Programme was created at the request of the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 60/7, adopted on 1 November 2005. The United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) has taken the lead in creating a broad initiative, designed to encourage the development by United Nations Member States of educational curricula on the subject of the Holocaust, and to mobilize civil society for education and awareness.

Feature Film:

 WHOHISTORYBANNERHOR

On 26 January UNIC will premire the film titled " Who will write our History?" at Univeristy of the West Indies campus. Students from over 50 schools in Trinidad will participate in the screening and a dialogue on the importance of standing up for your rights.

 

 

Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago