The United States is once again seeking to reconcile with the UN Human Rights Council. The country joins the council as an observer and may regain full membership in the future. US Ambassador Mark Gasser announced this in Geneva. He added that the United States was going to try to reform the council.
According to Kasser, it is clear that the church is flawed, but it also has the potential to be “an important forum for those who fight against tyranny and injustice in the world.”
President Biden reverses his predecessor Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Human Rights Council in June 2018 because it is structurally anti-Israel. Republicans have been critical of the House for years. For example, when there is a seat in the Assembly for heinous human rights violations such as Saudi Arabia, Russia or China, they are outraged by the Council’s condemnation of Israel in all countries.
So President Bush initially refused to join the body. When his successor, Obama, did, Trump reversed that decision.
Democrats also believe the House needs to make improvements, but the UN Argue in favor of ongoing discussions within the organization. That is why Secretary of State Blinken is seeking good relations again.
Since taking office last month, President Biden has already changed Trump’s foreign policy. There under the Republican quality mantra America first Biden, who chose to withdraw the United States from international organizations such as the WHO and UNESCO and the Paris Climate Agreement, wants to reunite with the international community.