In a March 3rd article in the Globe & Mail, the following mistake appeared in describing the upcoming United Nations Durban Review Conference, also known as Durban II : ?Israel was very pleased when this past week the United States joined Israel and Canada in deciding not to attend a human-rights conference in Durban, South Africa, that was perceived as being overly critical of Israel.?
While it is true that the original 2001 ?World Conference against Racism? was held in Durban, South Africa, the 2009 follow-up conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Durban I ?anti-racism? conference in South Africa was notoriously hijacked by Islamic countries and turned into a virulent campaign against Israel. As of March 5th, 2009, the governments of Canada, Israel, the United States and Italy have announced that they will boycott the Durban II conference taking place in Switzerland this year.
Globe & Mail editors issued the following correction the next day to set the record straight: ?The Durban Review Conference, a United Nations anti-racism conference, will be held in Geneva in April. Incorrect information appeared yesterday.?