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Ireland joins International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research

Diplomatic Relations, Human rights, Press Releases, Ireland, 2011

Ireland has been accepted as a member country of the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF).   Speaking in Dublin, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Eamon Gilmore T.D., said:  

“I am very pleased that Ireland has today become  a member country of the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. 

“ The Holocaust serves as a constant reminder of the need for all countries to work together in the protection and promotion of human rights, tolerance and respect and to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia.”

“Our membership of the ITF will assist the Government with its commitment to promoting an inclusive society free from racism, intolerance and discrimination.”

The decision to admit Ireland as a member was reached at an international conference in The Hague, Netherlands, by the twenty eight member countries of the ITF.