The 70 years from the 1946 London Agreement remembrances
Do you know Albert Cohen ? Maybe you have read « Belle du seigneur » ? But have you ever heard of the Cohen Passport ?
Did you know that in 1946, when he was on the top of his carreer as an international civil servant, the writer left us an unprecedented achievement of civilisation, by endowing all refugees and stateless people with a travel and ID document : the Cohen passport, a passport almost thoroughly endorsed by the famous Geneva Convention of 1951.
For 10 years now, the Albert Cohen Mémoire Foundation has acted to protect this achievement which can be summed up as follows : "Whoever you are, wherever you are, you are entitled to a passport and an ID accompanied by an international protection" a
With your help, and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the London agreement shaped by Cohen, we would like to lead a symbolic but international action : next October, we will hold in Oxford a symposium on the future of the universal right to a passport in a world which has profoundly changed, and we will next be in London to explain to middle schools and highschools students how much this memory work is important for their future as citizens.
In order to never lose sight of our rights and to know as Albert Cohen did, how to be useful, we need all of you. Your generosity is essential to complete this action which will be continued in Switzerland, France and Greece, the three homelands of Albert Cohen.
Wholeheartedly, thank you for your precious support.