“We Have A Dream: A Global Summit Against Discrimination and Persecution” is being held in New York today and tomorrow to coincide with the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly.
The Summit will:
–Demand action for victims, spotlighting gross acts of racism, discrimination against women, intolerance against gays, and persecution of minorities.
–Provide a platform for human rights heroes who have risked their lives for freedom, democracy and the basic dignity of their people.
–Urge reform of the UN human rights apparatus, to oppose the participation of repressive regimes like China, Iran and Saudi Arabia on UN bodies that regulate the rights of women and other basic freedoms.
Presenters will include human rights dissidents, anti-racism activists, former political prisoners, pro-democracy advocates, as well as statesmen and members of parliament.
Writing at The New York Post, Ben Cohen has more. He notes that a session of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the notorious Durban “anti-racism” conference will be boycotted by 14 democratic countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.