“For our part, the United States will not sit quietly while this body, supposedly dedicated to human rights, continues to damage the cause of human rights,” Haley said at the time. “In the end, no speech and no structural reforms will save the members of the Human Rights Council from themselves.”
We say it all the time because we have to, Trump is a mixed bag. He’s good on some things. He’s bad on others. But this, withdrawing from the Human Rights Council at the United Nations is ABSOLUTELY a good thing. It is about time. The UN Human Rights Council is a farce, a tragic, sick farce. Kind of like the entire United Nations.
The United Nations is a den of international cronyism and hypocrisy. How about we just withdraw from the whole thing?
The Trump administration plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley plan to announce the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m., the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing a decision that hadn’t yet been made public.