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UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Issues Statement on Adoption of Resolution Condeming Denial of the Holocaust

Washington, DC —   January 26, 2007

United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution condemning denial of the Holocaust:

“The United Nations Foundation welcomes the General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution condemning denial of the Holocaust. The adoption of this resolution by consensus, with co-sponsorship by 103 nations, sends a powerful signal that the international community rejects any denial of the horrendous acts that occurred during the Holocaust.”

“The Holocaust was one of the darkest moments in human history. It is appropriate that the United Nations, the institution that was formed in part to prevent a repeat of such crimes against humanity, recognizes the threat that denying the facts of this genocide presents to the search for truth, justice, and peace in the world. While we reflect on this unprecedented horror during Monday’s observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the UN, the consensus adoption of this resolution provides us with hope that all of the member states of the United Nations recognize that to make ‘never again’ a reality, we can not forget the victims of the past.”

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Katherine Miller
Communications Director
United Nations Foundation
202.778.1622
kmiller@unfoundation.org
Amy DiElsi
Press Secretary
United Nations Foundation
202.887.9040
adielsi@unfoundation.org

 
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