U.N. International Days of Commemoration – All Victims of All Genocides and International Holocaust Day

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION AND DIGNITY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE AND OF THE PREVENTION OF THIS CRIME

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”).

The proposal for this day of memory for all victims of all genocides in the world was made to the U.N. by Armenia.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected in particular people of Jewish origin during World War II.  This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.