37 Nations Skip UN Durban Event
In September 2021, the United Nations planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Durban World Conference against Racism. Held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, that conference was meant to offer the international community a chance to address all forms of discrimination. Instead, it devolved into an antisemitic hate fest. Israel was demonized as racist and Jewish attendees were threatened and intimidated.
For months leading up to the commemoration, American Jewish Committee (AJC) delivered a clear message to government officials in key nations: if your country is committed to combating antisemitism, you must skip the UN’s Durban event and support alternative, nondiscriminatory initiatives to address racism.
Ultimately, 36 countries and Israel stood united and refused to take part in this tainted event.
Show your support today.