New York

21 April 2009

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Durban Review Conference

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.