UN Adopts Resolution Establishing Holocaust Remembrance Day
(November 1, 2005)
By consensus, the United Nations adopted a resolution establishing January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp — as Holocaust Remembrance Day at the United Nations. It also calls on member states to include the Holocaust in their educational curriculums and condemn manifestations of Holocaust denial. In addition, it calls on the secretary-general to create programs under the rubric of “The U.N. and the Holocaust” and report to the General Assembly on the programs’ progress.
Cosponsored by 104 member nations, the measure is the first Israeli-initiated resolution the General Assembly has ever passed.
Text of the resolution [pdf].
Source: JTA, (November 1, 2005); United Nations