On 19 January 2020, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister for Human Rights, represented the United Kingdom at an International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) meeting, to renew the UK’s commitment to the founding principles of the Stockholm Declaration.
The Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust (the “Stockholm Declaration”), adopted in 2000, is the founding document of IHRA. The Declaration continues to serve as an ongoing affirmation of each IHRA member state’s commitment to holocaust remembrance and commemoration.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the Stockholm Declaration, and to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps, representatives from all IHRA member states gathered to adopt a renewed commitment to the Stockholm Declaration.
Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said:
In this important anniversary year for holocaust commemoration and remembrance, the United Kingdom reaffirms our unwavering commitment to eliminating all forms of hate and bigotry, including antisemitism, both at home and abroad.
We will continue to honour the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered, and all other victims of Nazi persecution.
It is important that we reaffirm our collective commitment to combatting prejudice and intolerance, and pledge to the victims and survivors of the holocaust that they will never be forgotten.