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Thursday Briefing "The Holocaust Remembrance: Diversity and Lessons to Be Learned for Human Understanding" - 25 January 2018

Organized in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust


Date: Thursday, 25 January 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters, New York
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Opening Remarks

Hawa Diallo
Public Information Officer, NGO Relations, Department of Public Information

Hawa Diallo is the Public Information Officer in the NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events Section of the Department of Public Information, where she coordinates UN and NGO partnership activities. She has extensive United Nations experience in public information outreach and fostering civil society partnerships, with particular emphasis on youth and women’s organizations. Ms. Diallo began her United Nations career in 1987 in the Department of Public Information and has served in two United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and Somalia, respectively. She has also worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, as an Associate Human Settlements Officer and as a Partners and Youth Officer.



Kimberly Mann
Chief, Education Outreach Section, Department of Public Information


Sarah Kaidanow
Youth Representative, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center of Westchester

Sarah Kaidanow is the proud granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors: Jerry and Ellen Kaidanow.  As an actor and writer, Sarah is able to help share her family’s Holocaust stories through her work.  Most recently, Sarah produced a short film, featuring her grandparents, for the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center of Westchester.  She has been involved with the HHREC for the past year and is encouraged by their work to bring Holocaust education into schools and communities who might otherwise have little resources for teaching the lessons of the Holocaust.


Evelyn Sommer
Chair, North Americaт Jewish Congress

David Michaels
Director, UN and Intercommunal Affairs, B’nai B’rith International

Jason Sirois
National Director, No Place for Hate Initiative, Anti-Defamation League


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