The USA will search election to the UN Human Rights Council later this yr, marking the Biden administration’s newest worldwide re-engagement.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, addressing the council by recorded video on Wednesday, mentioned President Joseph Biden’s administration would work to get rid of what he known as the Geneva discussion board’s “disproportionate focus” on US ally Israel.
Beneath former President Donald Trump, america give up the council in June 2018 however the Biden authorities returned as an observer earlier this month.
“I am happy to announce america will search election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 time period. We humbly ask for the help of all UN member states in our bid to return to a seat on this physique,” Blinken mentioned.
Annual elections for three-year membership on the 47-member council are on account of be held on the UN Common Meeting in October. Britain, China and Russia are amongst present members.
“As america re-engages, we urge the Human Rights Council to have a look at the way it conducts its enterprise. That features its disproportionate give attention to Israel,” Blinken mentioned.
The council, arrange in 2006, has a stand-alone merchandise on the Palestinian territories on its agenda each session, the one situation with such therapy, which each Democratic and Republican administrations have opposed