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Note No. 6527

On 12 June 2019, Anne Frank would have turned 90, had she survived the Holocaust.  The United Nations will honour her legacy by dedicating a sapling donated by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.  The donated sapling is descended from the horse chestnut tree that grew outside the attic in which the Frank family hid for two years from the Nazis, before they were betrayed.


Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP (United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Population Fund/United Nations Office of Partnership Services/United Nations Children’s Fund/United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and the World Food Programme), in New York today: