The U.S. Should Boycott the U.N.'s Durban II Conference on Racism

Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Research Area: International relations; Social conditions

Keywords: International organizations; UN

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The 2009 Durban Review Conference is the follow-up to the disastrous 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in South Africa. The United States should place the next Administration in the strongest possible negotiating position by announcing America's intention to boycott Durban II and work with Congress to withhold U.S. funds from Durban II.