UN Racism Conference: Obama Shifts Bush Boycott Policy

03/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Bill Varner Bloomberg

Obama sent a delegation to negotiations that began today in Geneva, and the U.S. will consider attending the April 20-24 conference, according to the State Department. The U.S. didn't attend two preparatory meetings last year, after walking out of the first UN conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, eight years ago to protest criticism of Israel.

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