U.S. Regains Seat at U.N. Human Rights Council, 3 Years After Quitting

U.S. Regains Seat at U.N. Human Rights Council, 3 Years After Quitting

U.S. Regains Seat at U.N. Human Rights Council, 3 Years After Quitting The Trump administration called the 47-nation council hypocritical and said it was vilifying Israel. The Biden administration says the U.S. can be more effective as a member. The United States on Thursday regained a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018 because of what it called the body’s hypocrisy and anti-Israel prejudice. In seeking to rejoin the 47-member council, the Biden administration, which has taken a far more supportive stance toward the United Nations than its predecessor, argued that American interests would be better served if the United States were a member seeking change from within. The United States won a three-year term for one of 18 open seats on …
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