On Friday 24 June, Aotearoa New Zealand’s application to become an Observer of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) was accepted by the Alliance’s membership.
The IHRA is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes “international political coordination to combat growing Holocaust denial and antisemitism”. The objectives of the IHRA strongly align with Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to combatting antisemitism.
Through becoming an Observer we will be joining 44 other member or Observer countries to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance.
Pleased to see NZ finally join. It has taken years to persuade the Government to do so, but better late than never.
Still slightly strange we have gone for observer status only. The observers are Albania, Bosnia, Brazil, Cyprus, El Salvador, Moldova, Monaco, Turkey and Uruguay. The 35 members countries are most of Europe, US, UK, Australia, Canada