UN, Israeli embassy to commemorate Holocaust

Published On: January 25, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The International Day of the Commemoration of the Victims of Holocaust will be jointly marked by the UN, the Embassy of Israel, the German Embassy and the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal amidst a function in Kathmandu on January 27.

The event will consist of a tribute to the six million people who perished in the Holocaust.

This will be followed by a theater performance by One World Theater titled "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Deborah Merola, according to a press statement issued by the UN Information Center in Kathmandu. The Theatre will also be staged at Yalamaya Kendra at Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur on February 2 to 4. 

The UN has set "Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future" as the theme for Holocaust remembrance for this year. This theme underscores the universal dimension of Holocaust education as an appropriate platform for building respect for human rights, increasing tolerance and defending our common humanity. 

Addressing a press conference organized to inform about the Holocaust event at the UN House in Pulchowk on Tuesday, Israeli ambassador to Nepal Yaron Mayer said it was not only Jews who were the victims of Holocaust, but also other people. "The commemoration of the Holocaust Day provides us an opportunity to make  a resolve that these kinds of incidents do not happen again in future," he  said. A UN General Assembly resolution on November 1, 2005 first decided to celebrate International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate the genocide that resulted in the deaths of at least six millions Jews. Since then, the UN as well as various countries  are holding various functions each year to mark the day.

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