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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UNESCO D-G Bokova at WJC reception: Fighting anti-Semitism requires education on roots of hate

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder welcomed Irina Bokova warmly at reception in her honor, citing the close relationship and mutual trust that has developed between their offices over the years and praising her for her “great courage, great determination, despite difficult times.”

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WJC President Lauder strongly condemns London attack: 'We must stand together in the unbending struggle against terror and hatred'

"We stand by the British government and its citizens in abhorring yet another terrorist attack on their soil, the fifth this year. Our thoughts are with the victims and we are grateful that no lives were lost."

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World Jewish Congress condemns Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya, urges international community to safeguard rights of all minorities

"Legitimate struggle against terrorists and terrorism should never be exploited for oppression and murder of innocent civilians based on their belonging to a particular ethnic group," says WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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