Yad Vashem gets UN status

Israel’s national Holocaust museum was accredited as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations.

The accreditation, announced by Yad Vashem in a statement Thursday, will permit the museum to participate in U.N. deliberations and enhance collaboration on issues of Holocaust remembrance.

Yad Vashem has already partnered with the United Nations on educational initiatives, including the building of a Web site as part of last years International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In October, the museum is slated to conduct a forum for U.N. staffers from Europe and Asia.

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