On the sidelines of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference on addressing antisemitism, that took place in Skopje, North Macedonia, 6-7 February 2023, the World Jewish Congress organized a half-day meeting with the special envoys and coordinators on combating antisemitism. This event was part of the WJC’s Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism (SECCA) forum, which brings together officials from governments and international organizations tasked with combating antisemitism.
The meeting, which took place in the city’s Holocaust museum, included representatives from six national governments, as well as senior officials from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), European Commission, Jewish Community of North Macedonia and OSCE.
The topics of discussion included a briefing about the history and Jewish life in the country today presented by the Director of the Holocaust Museum Mr. Goran Sadikarijo to the participants, a presentation of the Swedish IHRA Presidency’s achievements and opportunities, as well as a briefing on ODIHR's 2023 work to address antisemitism.
The WJC also presented to the participants the two reports that it prepared and launched on the occasion.
As the event coincide with Tu Bishvat, the Jewish festival of the New Year of the trees, the event concluded with a three-planting ceremony in front of the museum, where all attendees had the chance to participate.