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Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka Visits Holocaust Memorial in Budapest

On 14 July 2011, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, Kiyo Akasaka visited the Holocaust Documentation and Memorial Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The Centre’s primary mission is threefold: to keep the memory of the Holocaust in Hungary alive, to research about the Holocaust, and to promote Holocaust education. While in Hungary for a number of Departmental initiatives, USG Akasaka visited the Centre's permanent exhibition on the history of the Holocaust in Hungary and discussed opportunities for cooperation between the Centre and United Nations in their shared mission of encouraging education about and remembrance of the Holocaust. He was accompanied by Jaya Dayal, Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General, and by colleagues from the UN Information Service in Vienna, Sonja Wintersberger, Information Officer, and Krisztina Liwa-Horváth, Hungarian language information representative.

USG Akasaka views the wall of Holocaust victims names with Szilvia Dittel of the Holocaust Documentation and Memorial Centre

USG Akasaka records his visit to the Holocaust Documentation and Memorial Centre

(from left) Prof. György Haraszti, Chairman of the Board, Dr. János Botos, Deputy Director, Kiyo Akasaka, USG for Communications and Public Information, Prof. Szabolcs Szita Executive Director, Jaya Dayal, Special Assistant to USG, Szilvia Dittel, the Holocaust Documentation and Memorial Centre