Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said delegates should not allow the Durban conference to be "sabotaged" by remarks made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after EU delegates walked out during his speech.
Brussels is due to approve new regulations on April 27 allowing EU winemakers to produce increasingly popular rosé by mixing whites and reds. While the practice is common among producers of New World wines, French winegrowers are incensed.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office has released a statement accusing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of "hate speech" in his attacks on Israel. UN chief Ban Ki-moon later condemned any attempt to deny the Holocaust.
The UN anti-racism conference in Geneva begins Monday over divisions on whether to follow a US boycott of the conference. Concerns over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli sentiments are at the heart of the discord.
EU states were split Sunday on whether to follow a US boycott of a controversial UN conference on racism in Geneva, where Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to deliver a controversial speech on Israel.
Several western countries including the US, Australia and Canada have chosen to boycott the UN conference on racism, because they fear it will become a platform for expressing inflammatory remarks on Israel.