Macron to skip U.N. conference on racism due to anti-Semitism concerns

French President Emmanuel Macron will stay away from a United Nations conference on racism next month due to concerns about anti-Semitism, his office said on Friday.

“Concerned about a history of anti-Semitic remarks made at the UN conference on racism, known as the Durban conference, the President of the Republic has decided that France will not participate in the follow-up conference to be held this year,” he added . saying.

The New York meeting is held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, which resulted in the “Durban Declaration and Program of Action” against racism.


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