Latest World Conference against Racism Stories

2011-08-19 09:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference organizers announced today that Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honorable Jason Kenney, will be among the speakers addressing a day-long event in New York City on September 22nd challenging the use of the United Nations as a platform for anti-Semitism and intolerance at the highly controversial event known as "Durban III." The conference, hosted by the Hudson Institute and the Touro College Institute...

2011-08-08 13:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an opinion/statement attributed to Hudson Institute: "The true and poisonous nature of the upcoming Durban III conference in New York is crystal clear with the revelation that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address the UN General Assembly as it unfolds," said Anne Bayefsky, a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute and Director of the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Bayefsky called for...

2009-08-06 14:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon learning of the White House decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, the World Jewish Congress issued the following statement: We are deeply troubled that the White House has chosen to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. During her tenure, she presided over the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001, which...

2009-03-31 17:37:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and Alan Solow, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, today announced that "Delegations representing the World Jewish Congress and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations have been meeting together with ambassadors to the United Nations from Europe and elsewhere over the past weeks, in a concerted effort to jointly...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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