Our President

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International philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Amb. Ronald S. Lauder has served as President of the World Jewish Congress since June 2007. President Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, WJC President

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World Jewish Congress calls Austrian election result ‘distressing,’ urges to keep far-right party out of government

The WJC president congratulated current Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on placing first in the polls, warned against including the Freedom Party in any governing coalition.

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WJC urges UN body to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters

WJC President Lauder: "Decisions that rewrite history and call into question deep rooted Jewish ties to our holy sites in Jerusalem and elsewhere have no place at UNESCO, and it is our hope that the organization will carry out much-needed reforms."

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A Simchat Torah Message from WJC President Ronald S. Lauder

May all Jews see one another as equal members of one people, and respect each others's differences just as we value and need each other's strengths.

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