UNESCO’s Education programme for Holocaust remembrance

       UNESCO started its Education programme for Holocaust remembrance in 1997. This programme develops tools and educational material, school curricula and provides training for teachers about the Holocaust and human rights, with the goal of promoting a culture of peace.

       On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2011, the Director-General announced the strengthening of UNESCO’s education programme on Holocaust remembrance and human rights thanks to new funds received from Israel for this purpose.


UNESCO's activities


  • UNESCO organises specific workshops on Holocaust education for the UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet). Recently, the UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) Israel, in collaboration with ASPnet Germany and Canada, held a teacher training workshop on Human Rights Education and Holocaust Education from 30 January to 4 Febuary 2011 in Beit Berl, Israel. 
  • UNESCO also raises awareness of the Holocaust remembrance by celebrating each year the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust at UNESCO Headquarters and by organising conferences and projections of films.
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