Rivlin addresses UN at Holocaust memorial

NEW YORK – Speaking at a UN ceremony on Wednesday marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Reuven Rivlin said: “On this day, we once again remember the essence of the mission of this institution: all-out war against genocide.”

“‘Never again’ is not just a pledge by the survivors,” the president said. “It is, first and foremost, the very essence of this United Nations Organization.”

Rivlin urged the UN to consider whether its actions today are effective enough in upholding its charter, and said he feared the 1951 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was “merely a symbolic document.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Rivlin-addresses-UN-at-Holocaust-memorial-389321

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