European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor will address the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism Remember- ReAct on 13 October 2021.
Dr. Kantor will be joined by Heads of state and government, researchers, experts and civil society representatives from around 50 countries on the invitation of Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven.
The Forum, originally conceived to take place in October 2020, 75 years after the end of World War II and the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and 20 years since the first Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, and the establishment of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), had to be postponed due to the unfortunate circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
The purpose of the Malmö International Forum will be to jointly take concrete steps forward in the work on Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism. Participating delegations are asked to commit to concrete pledges to be presented at the Forum.
Dr. Kantor will address the concluding Plenary Session, entitled ReAct. The session will focus on action, the steps forward to ensure implementation of the pledges presented at the Forum, and how to can join forces to strengthen the work for Holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism and other forms of racism.
He will be joined by Prime Minister Löfven, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Michael Roth, and COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg
The programme format will be interactive and action-oriented, with a focus on discussions between Heads of Delegations with active moderation. The head moderator of the Malmö Forum will be Hala Gorani, anchor and correspondent for CNN International.
HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia will honour the Malmö Forum with their presence throughout the day.
The preliminary programme of the Forum is available here.