Experts convene in Geneva to discuss follow up to 2001 UN antiracism

The experts include former Jordanian Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal, founding member and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation for Inter-religious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue in Geneva, Edna Maria Santos Roland, President of the Board of Directors of the Fala Preta Organization of Black Women in Brazil, who served as Rapporteur-General of the World Conference; Salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania, former President of the UN General Assembly and the Organization of African Unity; and former Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka.The fifth member of the panel, former Finnish President Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, currently Co-Chairman of the East West Institute and Chairman of the International Crisis Group, is unable to attend the meeting, which will run through 18 September.The experts will also discuss cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. read more