The United States wants to join the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council as an observer. By approaching the House again, US President Joe Biden is violating his predecessor Donald Trump’s US First Policy.
Three years ago, then-President Trump resigned from the Human Rights Council. According to him, the organization is biased against Israel and has not implemented enough reforms. Biden reverses this decision by approaching the Human Rights Council.
“We know this House will be an important forum for those who fight against tyranny and injustice around the world. By sitting at the table, we will try to reform it and ensure that it provides that energy,” an official said Sunday (local time) on behalf of Foreign Minister Anthony Blingen.
The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members to the council later this year. Members are elected for three years and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
The next session of the 47-member panel in Geneva begins later this month.
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