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04/14/09

Iran President to attend Durban II conference in Geneva

Source: ISNA, TEHRAN

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will leave for Geneva, Switzerland next Monday to attend Durban II conference.

The review conference will run from April 20 to 22 and is to host 4500 popular organizations and groups working on human rights and fight against discrimination and racism.

Ahmadinejad will make a speech during the meeting and visit officials of other states.

Also a number of Iranian organizations working on human rights and fight against racism are to take part in the conference.

The Durban Review Conference is the official name of the 2009 UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), also known as Durban II. The conference is scheduled for the 20th to 24th of April 2009 at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference is called under the mandate of UN General Assembly resolution 61/149 (passed in 1996) with a mandate to review the implementation of the The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action from the 2001 World Conference Against Racism which took place in Durban, South Africa.
 

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