Anna Ekström to attend IHRA meeting in Brussels
On Sunday 19 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) will hold a ministerial meeting in Brussels. During the meeting, a Ministerial Declaration will be adopted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration. Minister for Education Anna Ekström will represent Sweden.
Ms Ekström will also speak about the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, which the Government will host in October 2020.
The IHRA was established at the initiative of Sweden in 1998 by then Prime Minister Göran Persson and now has 34 member countries.
“The Government welcomes this Declaration, which reaffirms the strong international support for the Stockholm Declaration’s important messages. I consider it to be particularly important that this is taking place this year – 20 years since the Stockholm Conference – because it is the same year that we are hosting the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism. The Government continues to strongly condemn and combat antisemitism and other forms of racism,” says Ms Ekström.