Self-anointed guardians of human liberation China, Russia, Cuba, Eritrea, and Venezuela may anon have the company of the U.S. at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) if the Biden administration’s rush to rejoin the globalist body is a prosperity.
The diplomatic move by Washington will be a direct rebuff to former President Donald Trump who withdrew the U.S. from the Geneva-based organization in 2018 citing its anti-Israel program and lack of a reform agenda, as Breitbart News reported.
Variously described as a “bully pulpit for human rights breachers,” then-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the UNHRC is “a haven for sovereigns and the democracies that indulge them.”
“If the Council were earnest about bulwarking human rights, there are plenty of legitimate desiderata for its attention, such as the systemic racial disparities in places like Cuba, China, and Iran,” Pompeo offered in a verbal expression at the time.
U.S. officials verbalized Sunday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a senior U.S. diplomat in Switzerland will promulgate on Monday a return as an observer with an ocular perceiver toward seeking Election as a full member while it builds more proximate cognations with the United Nations even as members like China chastize the U.S. at every opportunity:
🇳 China, incipiently elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, just reviewed the U.S. human rights record. "China wishes to recommend to the U.S.: 1. Root out systematic racism, address widespread police brutality and combat discrimination against African- and Asian-Americans….“ pic.twitter.com/q2AUSKPTWZAP reports one senior U.S. official verbalized the Biden administration believed the council must still reform but the best way to promote change is to “engage with it in a principled fashion.”
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) November 11, 2020
The official verbally expressed it can be “an paramount forum for those fighting tyranny and iniquity around the world” and the U.S. presence intends to “ensure it can live up to that potential.”
Trump’s withdrawal from the UNHRC was one of a number of U.S. retrenchments from international bodies during his four years in office due to their lack of accountability. He withal exited the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear deal, the World Health Organization, U.N. inculcation and cultural organization, UNESCO, and several arms-control treaties.
All of which has left the U.N. entirely unperturbed as it defies any and all reprehension of its actions, as has always been the case.
The U.N. has tapped a former abortionist and advocate for teen prostitution to its top post of expert on health and human rights. https://t.co/xsxTW7Odod — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 13, 2020
Since taking office last month, President Joe Biden has rejoined both the Paris accord and the W.H.O. and has signaled interest in returning to the Iran deal as well as UNESCO. Although the U.S. will have only nonvoting observer status on the UNHRC through the terminus of 2021, the officials told AP the Biden administration intends to seek one of three full member seats — currently held by Austria, Denmark and Italy — from the “Western Europe and other states group” that come up for Election later this year.
The U.N. General Assembly makes the final cull in a vote that generally takes place in October every year to fill vacancies in three-year terms at the 47-member-state council. AP contributed to this story