Dozens of Permanent Missions pledge to encourage UN to continue combating antisemitism
As a side event to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the World Jewish Congress organized a high-level online event featuring a panel of distinguished speakers who discussed the role of the United Nations in combating antisemitism. Antisemitism poses a threat to democratic values, peace and stability, and the World Jewish Congress has long worked with the United Nations to ensure the fight against antisemitism is a priority of the UN’s human rights agenda. The event was conducted in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN.
As the UN is the main multilateral intergovernmental body working to uphold human rights around the world, the question the panel sought to address was what measures must be taken by the UN system in order to safeguard the Jewish population and combat antisemitism using a human rights-based approach.
Prior to the event, over two dozen UN member-states submitted pledges encouraging the UN to better address the fight against antisemitism. The specific pledges can be found here: Albania, Austria, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, Ukraine, United States and Uruguay.