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Divided, WCAR Falls

Harsh words and lack of consensus defeat the very purpose of the meet

Divided, WCAR Falls
Divided, WCAR Falls
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Expectedly, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson refused to recommend the ngo Declaration to the participating governments for discussion. That made it difficult for governments to evolve a consensus over a wcar Declaration and a programme of action, at least till the time of writing this report.

Even as the US and Israel quit the negotiations earlier in the week, determined members of the Arab League continued to lobby hard with the European Union for condemning Zionism. EU objected to the harsh language the delegates wanted to employ against Israel. Consensus also seemed to elude the issue of reparation, which demands countries who indulged in slave trade to contribute to a fund dedicated to assisting the 'victim nations'.

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