The US strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the UN Human Rights Council’s Agenda Merchandise Seven: “Human rights state of affairs in Palestine and different occupied Arab territories.” Immediately’s actions within the Council are one more reminder of that physique’s long-standing bias towards Israel. No different nation has a whole agenda merchandise devoted to it on the Council. The continued existence of this agenda merchandise is among the many largest threats to the credibility of the Council.
As an expression of our deeply-held conviction that this bias should be addressed to ensure that the Council to appreciate its respectable function, america determined to not attend the Council’s Merchandise Seven Common Debate session. It doesn’t serve the pursuits of the Council to single out one nation in an unbalanced matter. Later this week, america will vote towards each decision put forth underneath this agenda merchandise and is encouraging different nations to do the identical.
The U.S. is devoted to the pursuit of respect for worldwide human rights by all nations on this planet and we name on all UN member states and worldwide companions who’re dedicated to human rights to work with us to pursue a lot wanted reforms within the UN Human Rights Council.
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