Thursday, November 13, 2008

UNESCO announces plan to battle Holocaust denial

This one came across my desk only today. It was published in Haaretz on 23 October 2007, more than a year ago. Barak Ravid writes: “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced on Tuesday it would launch a program to promote awareness of the Holocaust by means of battling every form of Holocaust denial and formulating educational curriculums ….”

I’ll have to ask Mogens Schmidt, the gent who is the Deputy Assistant Director General for Communications and Information, Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO, about this. What program has UNESCO launched, and how has it battled “every form of Holocaust denial” to date? And how does this all fit in with UNESCO’s three principal strategic objectives, including the promotion of “the free flow of ideas and universal access to information?”

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