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Annan To Meet With 50 World Jewish Leaders

Annan To Meet With 50 Jewish Leaders From Around the Globe
New York, May 2 2005 12:00PM

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is set to meet today with 50 Jewish leaders from two dozen countries during their first-ever visit to the United Nations.

In addition to Mr. Annan, the International Delegation of Jewish Leaders (IDJL) is scheduled to hold a series of discussions Monday and Tuesday with several top UN officials on a range of issues, including anti-Semitism, human rights, preventing genocide, the Middle East peace process and UN reform.

Today’s meeting is the latest in Mr. Annan’s effort to reach out to the Jewish community. In March during a visit to Israel the Secretary-General participated in the opening of the new Yad Vashem museum on the Holocaust. Before that in January the UN General Assembly held a special session commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

And in June 2004 the Secretary-General hosted a first-ever UN conference on anti-Semitism, saying he wanted Jews everywhere “to feel that the UN is their home too.”

David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a co-organizer with the UN Foundation of the IDJL project, said, “It is very valuable for Jews to gain a sense of the UN’s current scope and reform process, and for the UN to gain a fuller understanding of the particular concerns, including increasing anti-Semitism, that challenge many of the Jewish communities around the world.”

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