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Follow-up Report – Pledges presented at the Malmö Forum


The first follow-up report of the pledges made at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism in 2021 has been finalised.

  • Five people in a discussion panel on stage.

    The second IHRA Plenary Session of the Swedish IHRA Presidency, Together for Impact, took place in Gothenburg on 30 of november and 1 of december 2022.

    Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

  • Former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaks to the audience

    Former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaks during Plenary Session II – ReAct at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, Remember – ReAct, hosted by Sweden’s former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Malmö on October 13, 2021.

    Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

To promote and advance Holocaust education, remembrance and research worldwide, the Swedish Government organised the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism – Remember-ReAct – in October 2021, urging all delegations to make pledges that would bring their work forward. As a result, 60 delegations made around 150 pledges in relation to the Forum themes and related areas. These were compiled in an Outcome Document of the Forum. The focus of the pledges made them directly relevant to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and Sweden therefore pledged to follow up on all the pledges as part of its IHRA Presidency.

In their responses, reporting delegations were invited to indicate which pledge/s that had been fulfilled and to provide an update on the status of the pledges that were still in progress. The delegations were also invited to mention any challenges in the implementation process and to submit information on any new related initiatives taken since the Malmö Forum.

The Follow-up report gathers the delegations’ reports and show that substantial progress has been made. The report is meant to provide an overview of the work, facilitate collaboration at all levels and across borders, and inspire efforts by both new and existing stakeholders. The follow-up report also aims to illustrate what the IHRA, its member countries, observers, and permanent international partners can achieve during a single year as they move forward together for impact. Furthermore, the report wants to enable more progress, learning and exchange as the organization, in line with a decision taken at the IHRA Plenary meetings in Gothenburg in December 2022, continues to follow the pledges until 2024.