The third world conference to combat racism and racial discrimination, held in Durban, South Africa between 26 August and 9 September 2001, brought together youth, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and governments from around the world in parallel for a to hammer out a declaration and program of action against racism. This was the first time that the conference was held outside of Europe, with South Africa playing host in recognition of the successful struggle to end apartheid (even though the residue of apartheid continues to manifest itself in sever landlessness and economic segregation).
This bulletin provides basic background to the 2001 conference, an overview of the issues on the agenda, analysis of the impact of the conference, and some thoughts on future work related to Palestinian rights in general, and Palestinian refugee rights in particular.
To read BADIL Occasional Bulletin No. 7.