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Remembrance and Education as Powerful Tools for Prevention: Drawing Lessons to Address Challenges
9 Dec 2019 -  Round table discussion on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
The round table discussion presents an opportunity to reflect on the role of remembrance and education as important tools of prevention through raising awareness on genocides and memorialisation of the victims of past crimes. Promotion of educational programmes including human rights education is key to addressing the root causes of intolerance and discrimination, prevention of crimes against humanity and genocides. Engaging young people in training programmes and commemoration events can be instrumental in addressing the issues of radicalization and denialism thus contributing to prevention of identity based crimes on ethnic and religious grounds.
The speakers will explore the role of education in the fight against the crime of genocide from the viewpoint of visualization, information coverage and dissemination. The round table will also review the reflection of genocide in art and culture, and its impact on genocide prevention. Representatives of the United Nations Member States, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, members of academia, students, and civil society organisations will take part in the event.
Concept note and programme