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World Conference Against Racism
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World Conference Against Racism

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The United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) took place August 31 - September 7, 2001, in South Africa.

Although the U.S. had anticipated participating fully in the conference, on September 3, Secretary Powell instructed U.S. representatives to return home: "I have taken this decision with regret .... I know that you do not combat racism by conferences that produce declarations containing hateful language .... I wish that it could have turned out more successfully."

Here, on the home page of the U.S. Interagency Task Force on WCAR, you can find links to information about the conference, the task force, and U.S. efforts to prepare for the conference.

Related sites:
UN WCAR Home Page
UN Home Page

Note: The task force office has closed as of September 30, 2001.

  
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