People from 117 countries watch UN racism conference online

Other News Materials 24 April 2009 21:44 (UTC +04:00)

The United Nations Durban Review Conference against racism ended Friday with delegates adopting the final outcome package of documents, setting a framework for combating discrimination and intolerance, dpa reported.

UN statistics given to the German Press Agency dpa showed that nearly 100,000 people from 117 countries and territories watched the events online though a Webcast made available on the organization's Website.

"There was sustained interest in the conference, which was not dependant on the speaker," said Ramu Damodaran, spokesman for the conference. "There was a general interest in what was going on."

More people would have attended the conference, he said, but financial resources were limited, particularly for activists on race issues from poorer countries.