The World Conference on Racism (otherwise known as Durban II) starts Monday, April 20, in Geneva, Switzerland. Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon will be there to monitor the conference, which will be attended by such human rights kingpins as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and led by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Updates will be made if events warrant. A full report, along with supporting documents from the conference, can be seen in the week following.


U.S. will not attend Durban II

A State Department press release on Saturday dealt the vaunted World Racism Conference a serious blow by announcing the U.S. will not participate. State Department spokesman Robert Wood stated:

“Unfortunately, it now seems certain these remaining concerns will not be addressed in the document to be adopted by the conference next week. Therefore, with regret, the United States will not join the review conference. The United States remains fully committed to upholding the human rights of all individuals and to fighting racial discrimination of every form in every context. We will continue to work assiduously in all United Nations fora and with all nations to combat bigotry and end discrimination.”