The agreement signed in Paris will reinforce cooperation in developing and promoting Holocaust education and combating its denial.

 Israel and UNESCO sign agreement to promote Holocaust education

 

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Ambassador Nimrod Barkan after signing agreement in Paris (Photo: UNESCO/Danica Bijeljac)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)

An agreement was signed today (March 7) in Paris between the State of Israel and UNESCO on the establishment of a center within the organization devoted entirely to developing and promoting Holocaust education and combating its denial worldwide. The new center will function in accordance with the resolutions adopted at the UN General Assembly in New York and UNESCO.

The agreement is the outcome of an Israel Foreign Ministry initiative, according to which Israel will fund part of the project, after reaching understandings with UNESCO regarding its treatment of political issues on the agenda. The agreement was signed by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Ambassador Nimrod Barkan, Permanent Delegate of Israel to UNESCO.