Romanian Chairmanship 2016

Speeches / Statements


  Address by the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, at the at the IHRA Handover, Swiss Embassy in Berlin, 7 March 2017

  Address by the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, at the opening of the conference „Refugee Policies from 1933 until Today: Challneges and Responsibilities”, Vatican, 16-17 February 2017

 Speech delivered by the IHRA Chair, amb. Mihnea Constantinescu to the inauguration of the Exhibition “Holocaust Education and Remembrance in Romania”, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Brussels – 8 February 2017

  Joint Statement of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, and the Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Michael O’Flaherty, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27 January 2017

  Address of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, to the OSCE Permanent Council – Vienna, 26 January 2017

  Address by H.E. Mr. Klaus Iohannis, the President of Romania, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Strasbourg, 24 January 2017 

 Message of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, at the El Salvador seminar – January 9, 2017

The message was read by the  Deputy Chief of Mission of the Romanian Embassy to the United States of Mexico in Spanish

 Statement of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, regarding the outcome of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg – 14 December 2016

 IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, statement regarding the decision of the UK Government to formally adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism – 12 December 2016

 Speech of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, at the IHRA/UNESCO roundtable entitled “How to Respond to Antisemitism through Education, Culture and Communication?”  ​– 06.12.2016

 Message by the Romanian minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Lazar Comanescu, on the occasion of the unveiling of a commemorative place in the train station in Dorohoi, in the context of the activities dedicated to commemorating 75 years since the deportation to Transniestria of the Jews from Bucovina ​–22.11.2016

The message was delivered by a representative of the Romanian IHRA Chairmanship

 Message of H.E. MR. KLAUS WERNER IOHANNIS president of Romania, on the occasion of the second international holocaust remembrance alliance (IHRA) plenary session ​– 9.11.2016

 Speech of Mr. Mihai Chirica, Mayor of Iași, on the occasion of the second International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Plenary ​– 9.11.2016

 Message by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust ​– 9.10.2016

The message was presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lazăr Comănescu, during the national ceremony for the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust in Romania, organised on the 10th of October 2016

  Message by Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on the occasion of the National Remembrance Day of the Holocaust victims of Romania – 9.10.2016

The message was presented by Andrei Muraru, Presidential Adviser, on the occasion of the national ceremony for the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust in Romania, organised on the 10th of October 2016

  IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, speaks at the conference Virtues of Tolerance, Lisbon – 22 September 2016 

  IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, speaks at the international conference Connecting Law and Memory, Mechelen (Belgium) – 20 September 2016

  Museum of the History of the Hebrews in Romania, within “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania – 31.08.2016

  Message of the Romanian Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on the occasion on the Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, Bucharest – 02.08.2016

  Message of the President of the National Agency for the Roma, Mr. Daniel Vasile, on the occasion of the Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, Bucharest – 02.08.2016

  Message of Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania on the occasion of the day of 2 August, the European Roma Genocide Remembrance Day – 02.08.2016

  Message by Romanian Government Prime Minister dedicated to the commemoration of the victims of the Roma genocide during Holocaust – 02.08.2016

 ODIHR Director and IHRA Chair Constantinescu, on day to commemorate genocide against Roma and Sinti, say greater efforts needed to protect endangered memorial sites and ensure dignity of victims – 02.08.2016

  Message from the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of the 3rd Congress of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania – 25.07.2016

  Speech of the Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, President of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance at Elie Wiesel’s commemorating event – 7.07.2016

  Message of condolence sent by the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis – 3.07.2016

  Message of condolence and commemoration sent by the Prime Minister of Romania, Dacian Ciolos, for the death of Elie Wiesel– 3.07.2016

  Message of the IHRA Chair at the Passing of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize for Peace Winner and Holocaust Survivor – 3.07.2016

  Message from the Prime Minister of Romania, Dacian Cioloș, on the occasion of commemorating 75 years since the "Iași Pogrom" – 29.06.2016 

  Message of the President of IHRA, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pogrom in Iași  – 28.06.2016 

  Message from the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of commemorating 75 years since the Pogrom of Iaşi (28-30 June 1941) – 28.06.2016 

  Speech by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of the ceremony of decorating Professor Yehuda Bauer, Honorary Chairman of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – 25.05.2016

  Message from the IHRA Chairman, ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, on the occasion of opening the Holocaust Memorial in Gherla – 22.05.2016

  Statement by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of the international seminar ”Bridges of Tolerance” – 17.05.2016

  Press statement by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, at the end of his visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. – 31.03.2016

  Message from the ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, Chairman-in-Office of IHRA, on the occasion of the launch in Romania of the book "Niciodată nu ești pe ultimul drum" (This is never the end) written by Felix Zandman – 30.03.2016

  Message from the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of Romania taking over the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – 08.03.2016

  Press statement of the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, at the end of his visit to the ”Yad Vashem” Holocaust Maryrs and Heroes Memorial – 08.03.2016 

  Speech by Romanian Chair ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu at the 2016 Handover Ceremony – 08.03.2016