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UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Issues Statement on Resolution Condeming Deniers of Holocaust

Washingto, DC —   January 24, 2007

United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the draft United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning deniers of the Holocaust:

“The United Nations Foundation welcomes the international effort to reaffirm the tragedy of the Holocaust. Neither the horror of the Holocaust nor the shining example set for international cooperation in response to it should ever be forgotten. It is appropriate and timely that this resolution is being considered just as the UN and the world prepares for the second annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. As the United Nations was formed out of the ashes of the Holocaust, this resolution and the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance are important reminders of the mission of the UN as declared in its Charter to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’”

“The UN Foundation hopes that all nations will come together in support of this resolution and confront all efforts to mischaracterize or deny the incontrovertible evidence of this atrocious event in history.”

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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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