World Conference against Racism
The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001. After intensive and often difficult deliberations on a number of issues, the Conference adopted a Declaration and Program of Action that commits Member States to undertake a wide range of measures to combat racism and discrimination at the international, regional and national levels.
A follow-up conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, in April 2009. Delegates from more than 100 United Nations (U.N.) member nations met to discuss strategies for eradicating racism. After months of contentious negotiations, the conference adopted a resolution outlining how U.N. member states can eradicate racism. The resolution represents a broad consensus on how to tackle racism and related forms of intolerance around the world.
2009 World Conference Against Racism (Durban Review)
- U.N. Conference Reaches Agreement on Anti-Racism Resolution - 4/23/09
- Address Serious Concerns in Connection with the U.N. Durban Review Conference - Advocacy Letter - 1/12/09
- Address Concerns in Connection with the Durban Review Conference - Advocacy Letter - 11/17/08
2001 World Conference against Racism (Durban)
- World Conference Against Racism, Xenophobia and Other Related Forms of Intolerance - Civil Rights Monitor, Winter 2001
- World Conference Against Racism Labels Slavery a Crime Against Humanity - 9/9/01
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Condemns U.S. Government's Walk-Out at U.N. World Conference Against Racism - Press Release - 9/5/01
- Remarks of Wade Henderson at the UN World Conference Against Racism - 9/5/01
- United States' Largest Civil Rights Coalition Condemns U.S. Exit from Racism Conference - 9/4/01
- Leadership Conference On Civil Rights Urges Bush Administration to Send Meaningful Delegation to UN World Conference Against Racism - Press Release - 8/31/01
- U.S. Civil and Human Rights Leaders Urge U.S. Government to Participate Fully in the World Conference Against Racism - 8/28/01