PRESS RELEASE: UNESCO supports association between Chilean and Mexican organizations to strengthen Holocaust education

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PRESS RELEASE: UNESCO supports association between Chilean and Mexican organizations to strengthen Holocaust education
The goal of these actions is to support policies based on human rights and active citizenship through education, addressing difficult past events through the lens of Holocaust history to contribute to shaping modern values.
The goal of these actions is to support policies based on human rights and active citizenship through education, addressing difficult past events through the lens of Holocaust history to contribute to shaping modern values.
The goal of these actions is to support policies based on human rights and active citizenship through education, addressing difficult past events through the lens of Holocaust history to contribute to shaping modern values.

On June 8, 2017, Chile’s Interactive Jewish Museum and Nenemi Paxia- Sinergias Educativas A.C., in alliance with Mexico’s Museum of Memory and Tolerance and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) launched a binational initiative to raise awareness among political figures about the importance of strengthening education on genocide and mass atrocities, particularly the Holocaust, at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City.

The initiative includes two seminars: one held on June 8 in Mexico and one to be organized in Chile during October 2017.

The actions are implemented as a follow-up to the Conference for International Holocaust Education, which UNESCO and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) organized in 2015.

Both events are being sponsored by UNESCO and explore the role of education in addressing difficult events from the past through the lens of Holocaust history in order to shape modern values.

The goal of the seminars is to contribute to the construction of a robust citizenry through the creation of communities and networks that bring together diverse stakeholders from academia, education, civil society, government and the media to reflect and exchange ideas.

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