The United Nations came into existence in 1945 committed to maintaining international peace and security. Some could say, this has been an abject failure.
One of the first things you should know is that the United States pays 22% of the UN’s $4.9 billion regular annual budget. In addition, America through additional voluntary donations finances most of the UN’s humanitarian relief and development agencies including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
In 2001 under UN auspices (UN General Assembly Resolution #52/111), the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) was held in Durbin, South Africa and later became known as Durbin 1. Stated as the first objective of the conference was this:
“To review progress made in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, in particular since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to reappraise the obstacles to further progress in the field and ways to overcome them.”
However the conference had problems from the start. The Western European states, along with the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, all wanted the conference objectives to be those given in the authorizing resolution.
The Africa Group, the Latin American states, and the Caribbean states wanted the conference objectives to go beyond what was in the resolution, and include items dealing with regional, national, and international measures for compensation for colonialism and slavery (what amounts to victims seeking reparations).
Long story short -Canada, followed by the U.S. and Israel walked out midway through the 2001 conference over a draft resolution that, in their opinion, singled out Israel for criticism and likened Zionism to racism.
Durban 11 held in 2009 continuing down that same path was boycotted by Canada, Israel, the United States, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland and Australia. The Czech Republic withdrew after one day and 23 other European Union countries sent only low-level delegations in protest. The world’s most renown peacemaker and Holocaust denier, Iran’s Ahmadinejad was the keynote speaker if that gives you an idea of the flavor and tenor of Durban 11.
Durban 111 will be held in New York City in September – you guessed it to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and in conjunction with a rally celebrating the removal of the last legal hurdle in the way of the mega-mosque to be built at ground zero.
Fortunately free citizens from all over the US are coming to attend the 9/11 Freedom Rally at Ground Zero that same auspicious date to be held at Park Place and West Broadway as a stand against Ground Zero Mosque, Durban 111 and a stand for American.