Skip to comments.U.S. to seek second term on U.N. rights council
Posted on 03/30/2011 9:50:11 AM PDT by Nachum
(Reuters) - The United States will seek a second term on the U.N. Human Rights Council which has made significant progress over the past two years despite a "biased and disproportionate focus on Israel," the State Department said on Thursday.
"We believe that U.S. engagement in the Human Rights Council has directly resulted in real progress," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement announcing the decision to seek a new term.
Despite opposition by some pro-Israel groups, the Obama administration took the United States into the council in 2009 with a promise to focus on traditional Western concerns about civil and political freedoms.
Toner said the United States was pleased by some of the results, which include assertive action by the council to highlight human rights abuses in Iran, Ivory Coast and Myanmar, to fight discrimination based on religious views and to protect the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.
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Come 2012 when America is reclaimed by Americans who love this country, our membership in the UN should be ended. Let the UN move to one of the Arab nations of the rabble who run it.
We should pull out of the UN and NEVER look back. The League of Nations failed, so they re-created it under a new name and—guess what—it still fails. Remember our Founders’ admonition to “avoid foreign entanglements?” Yeah, the UN is the Gordian Knot of foreign entanglements.