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"’This will be one of the first U.N./human rights issues the new administration will have to deal with,’ said Tad Stahnke, director of the fighting discrimination program with Human Rights First, an organization that supports the participation of all U.N. member states in the racism parley. ‘The election of someone with a special interest in a conference on racism and who has vouched to pursue multilateral diplomacy creates an opening.’" "Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, noted that while the NGO confab did indeed cross the line in terms of bashing Israel, the final document from the governmental meeting contained much milder language, as a result of pressure from Western European countries.’The best way to ensure that the next race conference looks like the NGO rather than the governmental conference in Durban would be for the E.U. and the U.S. to boycott it,’ he told the Forward."