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Luxembourg assumes chairmanship of the IHRA

Published Tuesday March 05 2019

On 5 March, Luxembourg assumed the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

Reflecting on Luxembourg’s chairmanship, Ambassador Georges Santer said: "We have to act. We have to mobilize. We have to go against. This requires an energetic counteraction of our societies, especially in the EU where so much is at stake at the upcoming elections of the European Parliament. We remember those who were murdered, we honor the victims, but our work is not only about the past. Our role is to contribute to preserving democratic values."

Luxembourg has been a member of the IHRA since 2003, and will host two plenary meetings during its chairmanship: the first in Mondorf-les-Bains in June and the second in Luxembourg City in December.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance unites governments and experts from 32 Member countries to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, remembrance and research worldwide and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration. Further information can be found at