The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) arrangedthe visit of three Personal Representatives of the OSCE on Tolerance Issues to Athens, Greece 18-19 September 2013. Every year they conduct a number of country visits to assess challenges, identify examples of good practice and make recommendations to governments in the area of tolerance and non-discrimination.
During the visit to Greece, Personal Representatives will meet civil society and community representatives, religious leaders, as well as government officials. The topics that are discussed in those meetings are the following: challenges and good practices related to hate crime, intolerant discourse, discrimination, freedom of religion or belief, education and building coalitions against intolerance.
Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism, had an informal meeting and guided tour with the JMG Director, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013, during which the Museum’s programs and exhibitions on humanistic and Holocaust education were discussed, as well as its firm commitment to promote greater tolerance and combat racism, xenophobia and discrimination in our country. During this meeting he was greeted and conversed with JMG President, Mr Samuel Matsas.