The holocaust and the United Nations outreach programme.
Holocause denial and distortion dismisses the irrefutable and established facts that the holocaust happened and belittles the suffering of the victims and survivors of atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis and their accomplices.
Denial and distortion of history is an important tool in the arsenal of hate speech.
Hate speech encourages dehumalization of individuals and groups and is used to justify discrimination and other acts of violence.
2020 marks 75 years since the end of the second world war, and the holocaust, yet antisemitism continue to occur.
This briefing provide an historical overview of holocaust denial and distortion, and to challenge hate speech.
The discussion will be moderated by the United Nations department of global communication.
Jesmion Ibekwe, your name has been registered in the guest list to attend the United Nations civil society briefing to be held on Thursday 30th January 2020, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm at the United Nations Headquarters New York on the occasion of International day of commomeration in memory of the victims of the holocaust.
Tickets will be distributed to pre-registered guest on the day of event from 10.00 am to 10.45 am, at the United Nations visitors entrance.
The visitor’s entrance to the UN secretariat building is located at 46th street and 1st Avenue.
A photo ID, will be required.
Kindly note there are no reserve seats for audience in the hall.
Sitting is on first come first serve basis.
We look forward to seeing you Jesmion.
the holocaust and the United Nations outreach programme