President Felix Tshisekedi of Congo asked the UN to look into the reparations for the "the scars of racial inequality, subordination and discrimination, which were built under slavery, apartheid and colonialism."
The UN only adopted the 2001 anti-racism declaration, called the DDPA for short, when the US and Israel walked out during the meeting in Durban, South Africa.
In a separate meeting, the Israeli ambassador called the 2001 accord "radical antisemitism" while US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the Biden administration would look for more inclusive ways of fighting racism.
Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union criticized the US no-show at the meeting, saying it "sends the wrong to the global community regarding the US commitment to fight all forms of racism and racial injustice everywhere."
Jamaica attended the meeting, but said there were not enough slavery reparations in a new UN document being drafted against racism.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he wanted to introduce fair, inclusive and effective multilateral systems during his presidency of the UN Security Council next month.
He said he will push for more women peacekeepers and look at the impact of illicit small arms on global peacekeeping missions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "the US is failing to meet its obligations" on helping refugees from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. After taking on nearly 4 million refugees, mainly from Syria, and more recently, 300,000 Afghans, he said he could not allow any more migrants into Turkey.