The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme seeks to remind the world of the lessons to be learnt from the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.
The Outreach Programme was created at the request of the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 60/7, adopted on 1 November 2005. The United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) has taken the lead in creating a broad initiative, designed to encourage the development by United Nations Member States of educational curricula on the subject of the Holocaust, and to mobilize civil society for education and awareness.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an inter-governmental organization established in 1998, with the in order to mobilize and coordinate political and social leaders’ support for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research at national and international levels.
The IHRA website offers some carefully designed useful resources and guidelines for educators under the education section.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO believes that it is essential to learn about the Holocaust to better understand the causes of Europe’s descent into genocide; the subsequent development of international law and institutions designed to prevent and punish genocide; and that the careful comparison with other examples of mass violence may contribute to the prevention of future genocides and mass atrocities.
This excellent teaching resource will assist those looking for a comprehensive brochure about the Holocaust and genocide.
The Trust plays a central role in combating antisemitism, racism and prejudice in our society today by delivering innovative educational and teacher training programmes and producing groundbreaking resources such as the BAFTA award-winningRecollections DVD.
By partnering with schools, universities, Local Education Authorities and other institutions our work ensures the Holocaust has a permanent place in our nation’s collective memory.
Check out the Website for useful links and resources.