Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the General Assembly Resolution Regarding "The Comprehensive Implementation of and Follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action"

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
December 24, 2010


The United States today voted against a UN resolution to hold a 10th anniversary of the Durban Declaration meeting in New York in September 2011. We voted no because the Durban Declaration process has included ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism, and we do not want to see that commemorated. The United States is fully committed to upholding the human rights of all individuals and to combating racial discrimination, intolerance and bigotry. We stand ready to work with all partners to uphold human rights and fight racism around the world.


PRN: 2010/348