Latvia presents Holocaust remembrance report

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Latvia has presented the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) with a report for 2010 - 2015 on what has been accomplished in Holocaust education, remembrance and research, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday.

The report is is the first comprehensive overview of its type.

In 1998, former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson initiated the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, or ITF. In 2010, it was renamed as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA. 

"Latvia has been working in the Alliance since 2004. Latvia’s delegation to IHRA brings together officials from other ministries and relevant institutions and has been headed, since 2015, by Ambassador-at-Large Kārlis Eihenbaums of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," the ministry said.

The report follows an earlier exhibition "Holocaust Commemoration in Latvia in the Course of Times. 1945-2015".

IHRA currently has 31 member countries and a number of international and organisations as its Permanent International Partners. The United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe are represented in IHRA as observers.

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