importance of tolerance education
VILNIUS, 27 January 2011 – The
“This Day of Remembrance for millions of Jewish and other victims, including Roma and , serves as a lasting reminder that we must be vigilant and vigorous in our efforts to combat intolerance and hatred,” said Ažubalis.
“We must commemorate the victims by teaching people about the Holocaust, and ensuring that the dignity and human rights of all people are respected.”
OSCE participating States have committed themselves to “promote remembrance of and, as appropriate, education about the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the importance of respect for all ethnic and religious groups”. The OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in co-operation with the International School for Holocaust Studies in Israel, has published practical guidelines for teachers, available in 13 languages, entitled Preparing Holocaust Memorial Days: Suggestions for Educators.
In September 2010, Lithuania’s Parliament (Seimas) declared 2011 as Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Tolerance education is also a priority of Lithuania’s 2011 OSCE Chairmanship.
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Linda's Hearth note: This little story gets my vote for the worst headline I've put onto this blog. bleah! Also, as soon as I find out again what OCSE stands for, I'll return and upgrade the lead paragraph, too.