Education for Holocaust Remembrance
UNESCO recognizes that teaching about the history of the Holocaust is fundamental to establishing respect for human rights, basic freedoms and the values of tolerance and mutual respect.
UN Member States are encouraged to develop educational programmes to transmit the memory of the Holocaust to future generations so as to prevent genocide from occurring again. UNESCO promotes these learning materials and provides a platform for institutions, teachers, students and interested parties to access resources on Education for Holocaust Remembrance.
In following up General Resolution 61 on Holocaust remembrance through education (adopted by UNESCO’s 34th General Conference in 2007), the Organization works with major specialized institutions and inter-governmental bodies to engage policy-makers, educators and students in a critical reflection about the roots of genocide and the necessity to nurture peace and human rights to prevent such atrocities in the future.