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STATEMENT BY

H.E. SHEIKHA HAYA RASHED AL KHALIFA
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

AT THE
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION ON HOLOCAUST DENIAL

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
26 JANUARY 2007

The General Assembly has just adopted draft Resolution A/61/L.53 on Holocaust Denial.

By this action today, the General Assembly reaffirms its condemnation of the Holocaust as a crime against humanity.

This is a strong reminder to all that the international community is united in opposing all crimes against humanity.

For the dignity of all humanity, we must strengthen our resolve to prevent such atrocities, whenever and wherever they might occur.

We can learn from the words of Edmund Burke when he said;
"All that is needed for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Thank you.