UN Watch sends letter to UN High Commissioner for HR (Jan. 28, 2008), requesting she "clarify Endorsement of Arab Charter with Anti-Semitic Provisions’, and stance on Durban Review Conference
This is a time when racism and anti-Semitism are raising profound concerns around the world. As you know, the government of Canada, in a decision last week that was supported by parliamentary parties across the political spectrum, announced that it will not participate in the upcoming Durban Review Conference, based on concerns that the preparatory process would fail to remedy the "open and divisive expressions of intolerance and anti-Semitism" that characterized the original 2001 gathering. As Secretary-General of the Conference, with responsibility for its preparations, we trust that you will uphold the values of the UN Charter by acting immediately and forcefully to oppose any such language if and when it is introduced.
- Full text of letter available here.
- For more coverage, see The Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2008 – ‘UNHRC endorsed Arab charter with anti-Semitic provisions‘, by Itamar Sharon