D. Promotion of human rights
The item entitled “Holocaust remembrance” was included in the agenda of the sixtieth session of the General Assembly, in 2005, at the request of Australia, Canada, Israel, the Russian Federation and the United States of America (A/60/194).
At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly resolved that the United Nations would designate 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust; and requested the Secretary-General to establish a programme of outreach on the subject of the “Holocaust and the United Nations”, and to report on the implementation of that programme at the sixty-third session of the Assembly (resolution 60/7).
At its sixty-first session, under the item entitled “Culture of peace”, the General Assembly urged all Member States to reject any denial of the Holocaust as an historic event (resolution 61/255).
References for the sixtieth session (agenda item 72)
- Report of the Secretary-General on the Programme of outreach on the “Holocaust and the United Nations” (A/60/882)
Related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/60/7/Add.6)
- Summary record A/C.5/60/SR.16
- Report of the Fifth Committee A/60/528
- Draft resolution A/60/L.12 and Add.1
- Plenary meetings A/60/PV.41 and 42
- Resolution 60/7
Related links :
- High-level Dialogue on Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding and Cooperation for Peace
- UN Peace and Security
- The holocaust and the United nations
- International day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
- Peace is in our hands International Decade for a culture of peace and non violence