SECRETARY-GENERAL HEARTENED BY CONSENSUS ON DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE OUTCOME; HOPES THOSE WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE WILL SOON REJOIN FIGHT AGAINST RACISM

21 April 2009
SG/SM/12197-RD/1001

SECRETARY-GENERAL HEARTENED BY CONSENSUS ON DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE OUTCOME; HOPES THOSE WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE WILL SOON REJOIN FIGHT AGAINST RACISM

21 April 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12197
RD/1001
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL HEARTENED BY CONSENSUS ON DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE OUTCOME;


HOPES THOSE WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE WILL SOON REJOIN FIGHT AGAINST RACISM


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is heartened that today all Member States present in the Durban Review Conference adopted its outcome document by consensus.  In doing so, the international community has reinvigorated its commitment to the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) thereby giving hope to the millions of victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance around the world.


The fight against racism is a continuous process.  He, therefore, hopes that those Member States who did not participate will rejoin the international community soon in the fight against the scourges of racism and racial discrimination.


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