Congress of Paraguay commemorates Holocaust victims
Monday January 27, 2014
Assembly Hall of the Congress of Paraguay
Since November 1st, 2005, date in which the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Resolution 60/7, designating January 27 as the “Annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust,” the Honorable Senate at the request of the President of the Parliament of the State of Israel, resolved, according to Resolution Number 705 of May 18, 2006, “adopt this date,” and together with the Consulate of Israel, the National Congress and the United Nations Office in Paraguay, organized a ceremony with the objective to educate on the tragedy of this genocide in Europe and of other massive assassinations which occurred in the history of humanity.
The ceremony was presided by Senator Arnoldo Wiens, President of the Standing Commission of the National Congress, who received the representatives of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in Paraguay and its coordinator, Mr. William Paras, the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Paraguay, Mrs. Cecilia Ugaz Estrada, the Consul of Israel, Mr. Alexander Rubin Cymerman, and a descendant of one of the victims, Mrs. Ester StuI, also members of the diplomatic body accredited in Paraguay, representatives of Ministries, Secretaries of State, and members of the press.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace and the Information Center of the United Nations in Asuncion, organized a series of educational sessions to educate concerning racism and other forms of discrimination.