Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ukaraine to work on countering anti-Semitism

According to the ADL, The Ukrainian President has assured a delegation of ADL members that they are committed to finding and stopping anti-Semitism as well as all other types of xenophobia within Ukraine.
In a statement released by the ADL, they say:

We received strong assurances from President Yushchenko that he and his administration are firmly committed to finding effective means to prevent acts and expressions of anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine and to vigorously investigate and prosecute perpetrators of such hate crimes. We welcome the establishment of a new inter-ministerial committee under the direction of the national Security Service that is charged with the responsibility for centralizing and focusing the resources of the Ukraine government on fighting these hate crimes.

In our meeting with representatives of the national Security Service we heard in detail the plans underway to address the problems of hate crimes in Ukraine, particularly those motivated by anti-Semitism, and we were pleased that our offer to cooperate with the Security Service was accepted. ADL will be providing training to members of the Ukraine law enforcement community.

In partnership with the Jewish Community of Ukraine, ADL will help adapt its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute® peer-training program for high school students.

We are pleased with the willingness of the Ukraine government and Jewish community to work with ADL to find ways to combat hatred, bigotry, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Ukraine.

No comments:

wibiya widget