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U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Looks to US for Support

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson met with Secretary of State Colin Powell and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice this week in an effort to generate US support for a world conference on racism to be held this summer. The conference would give world leaders an opportunity to address problems such as trafficking of women and children, marginalization of minorities, and racial profiling in the United States. During his administration, former president Clinton pledged $250,000 to the conference, a figure Robinson says is far below the amount the European Union and individual European donors are giving.

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Washington Post Ð February 9, 2001