FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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