U.S. “humbly” asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council

under President Joe Biden is eager to return to the fold of the council, Blinken stressed that the country still agrees with some of the criticisms lobbed by the previous administration. “The United States is placing democracy and human rights at the center of our foreign policy, because they are essential for peace and stability,” Blinken told the council’s main annual session, which this year is being held mainly virtually due to the pandemic.”Institutions are not perfect””This commitment is firm and grounded in our own experience as a democracy, imperfect and often falling short of our own ideals, but striving always for a more inclusive, respectful, and free country,” he said. top diplomat told the rights body on Wednesday. But while the U.S. asks for its seat back on U.N. “As the United States reengages, we urge the Human Rights Council to look at how it conducts its business. U.S. “We humbly ask for the support of all U.N. “I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council in a video message. “We must work together to improve the work and membership of the council so it can do even more to advance the rights of people around the world.”
First published on February 24, 2021 / 6:33 AM Currently the membership includes China, Russia, and Venezuela, along with Cuba, Cameroon, Eritrea and the Philippines. congresswomen


“In addition, we will focus on ensuring that the council membership reflects high standards for upholding human rights,” he added.Earlier this year Blinken said that, “to address the Council’s deficiencies and ensure it lives up to its mandate, the United States must be at the table using the full weight of our diplomatic leadership.” The United States has long complained that prominent rights abusers are given seats on the council. Trending News

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U.S. “Those with the worst human rights records should not be members of this council,” Blinken said. He complained about its “unrelenting bias” against Israel and the “hypocrisy” of allowing rights-abusing nations a seat at the table. “Institutions are not perfect,” he said. The U.S. nominee on America’s role in the world


While Washington has vowed to begin active participation in the council’s activities immediately, it could not automatically regain the membership it walked away from three years ago. Human Rights Council

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Geneva — The United States is seeking election to the United Nations Human Rights Council three years after former president Donald Trump’s administration withdrew, the U.S. member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.” The United States announced earlier this month that it would re-engage with the 47-member council after Trump’s administration pulled the country out in June 2018. shelters for migrant children near maximum capacity

Elections for the next term will be held towards the end of this year. That includes its disproportionate focus on Israel.”

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