The international conferences of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity serve as a catalyst for change and action. The conferences, which focus on themes of Peace, Education, Health, the Environment and Terrorism, serve as a way to bring together Nobel Laureates and world leaders to discuss social problems and develop suggestions for change.
The Conferences are part of The Elie Wiesel Foundation's goal of creating a world in which atrocities such as the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and Darfur and ethnic cleansing are never forgotten, but also, never repeated.
The Foundation hosted its inaugural conference, Facing the 21st Century: Threats & Promises, in 1988. An unprecedented meeting of more than seventy Nobel Laureates in Paris, the Conference helped pave the way for a series of conferences including: