Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, 8-9 May

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May 8 marks the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in 1945.

By resolution 59/26 of 22 November 2004, the UN General Assembly declared 8–9 May as a time of remembrance and reconciliation and, while recognizing that Member States may have individual days of victory, liberation and commemoration, invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations System, non-governmental organizations and individuals to observe annually either one or both of these days in an appropriate manner to pay tribute to all victims of the Second World War.

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