On September 22, the UN General Assembly will mark twenty years since the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, hosting the fourth such event (“Durban IV”). The original conference, and particularly its virulently antisemitic NGO Forum, was a major catalyst for delegitimization campaigns against Israel, such as BDS, lawfare, and other forms of political warfare.
NGO Monitor marked 15 years since the notorious Durban Conference with an event at the UN in Geneva, featuring speakers including David Harris, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, and Amb. Aviva Raz Schechter.
Incoming co-chair Elmasry participated in a fundraising trip in May 2009 to Saudi Arabia, and Motley represented HRW at the notorious NGO Forum of the 2001 Durban Conference.