“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Membership and Application Procedure
The IHRA consists of representatives of governments. Delegations are chaired by Ambassadors or officials of a senior rank. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are part of the delegations as experts. Experts are nominated by their country to serve on their national delegation to the IHRA.
The IHRA welcomes new member countries, on the basis of their adherence to the Stockholm Declaration on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research of January 28, 2000.
Acceptance into the IHRA is a process, and these are its stages:
The following procedures will be adhered to with every future application:
Country having officially declared its intention to join the IHRA (item 1 Membership and Application Procedure).
Former Observer Country in the process of becoming a Member Country (item 3 Membership and Application Procedure).
Country accepted as a member following the Membership and Application Procedure described above.
International Organizations with the status of observers. They can actively participate in the meetings of the Working Groups.
Country or NGO temporarily invited by the Chair of the IHRA to participate in the meetings.