At rallies, a counter-conference and "dialogue tents," opponents of the Durban III conference portrayed the U.N. proceedings as hypocritical and deeply flawed.
With the Palestinians set to submit their bid for statehood as the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week and leaders from around the world descending on New York, there's going to be a lot going on.
Poland, which is currently heading the European Union, will not participate in the Durban III anti-racism conference.
Australia has withdrawn from the upcoming United Nations conference on racism over concerns of Israel-bashing.
The Czech Republic became the first European Union country to say it would boycott the United Nations-sponsored Durban III conference.
The United States will not participate in Durban III, this September, the State Department said. In a letter to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Joseph E. Macmanus, acting assistant secretary for legislative affairs, confirmed the United States would not attend the conference, which in its previous iterations has been a forum for anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment.