Ambassador Stefano Baldi intervened today at the 1352nd meeting of OSCE Permanent Council, in addition to the EU statement, on the occasion of the commemorations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022.
Ambassador Baldi underlined the duty to preserve the historic memory of the Holocaust, racial laws and anti-Jewish prosecutions and confirmed Italy’s determination to fight against all forms of anti-Semitism. Amongst the many different initiatives promoted by Italy to increase awareness about the Shoah and to counter prejudices and new forms of anti-Semitism, Ambassador Baldi recalled the
National Strategy for combating anti-Semitism, elaborated by an expert panel led by Prof. Milena Santerini, National Coordinator for the fight against anti-Semitism, as well as the Guidelines against anti-Semitism in schools published by the Italian Ministry of Education last autumn.
Ambassador Baldi also expressed deep appreciation for the work of the OSCE and of ODIHR in particular, to counter all forms of intolerance and discrimination and to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. He recalled the recent translation in Italian of ODIHR’s “Addressing Anti-Semitism through Education” teaching aids.