Event organized in Oaxaca
For about 2 week, UNIC Mexico City participated in a series of events to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. On 25 January, UNIC held a screening of "The Rescuers" for a group of secondary school students, followed by a lively discussion. On the same day, the UNIC Director spoke at a forum organized by Yad Vashem Mexico as part of its "Adopt a school" programme. That afternoon, a solemn ceremony was also held at the UN house to commemorate the Day, preceded by the inauguration of the exhibit "Rescue".
On 28 January, the UNIC Director participated in the high profile commemoration hosted by the National Human Rights Commission, while the UNIC Deputy-Director read the Secretary-General’s message and shared information about the UN Holocaust Programme during the ceremony organized by the Chamber of Deputies of the Mexican National Congress to commemorate the Day.
UNIC also participated at several commemorative events organized by NGO PAAZ, at the National Museum of History and Anthropology in Mexico City (24 January), at the municipality of Ecatepec (29 January), and, on 21 February, at an event organized by NGO PAAZ and the Government of the State of Oaxaca. At that venue, the exhibition "Rescue" was inaugurated, followed by a commemoration attended by an audience of more than 2,200.
On 15 February, the exhibit "The Shoah in Europe" was inaugurated at the Biblioteca Pedagógica de Estado de México in Toluca before a very interested secondary school student audience who also heard a presentation by the UNIC Director on "The United Nations and the Holocaust".