Eighteen rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International wrote to United Nations member-states in May to express concern that a proposed USA draft resolution at the General Assembly could weaken the rights council.
The president has, in the past, been critical of the council, and has accused it of showing a bias against Israel, an ally of the U.S.
"The UN Human Rights Council has played an important role in such countries as North Korea, Syria, Myanmar and South Sudan, but all Trump seems to care about is defending Israel", said Human Rights Watch executive director Ken Roth.
The global community warned that the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its biased treatment of the Jewish state and immoral actions had strengthened abusive regimes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haleyconfirmed the nation's exit during a joint appearance at the State Department. She added the US will work with non-governmental groups that share USA goals, "but not with ones who undermine them".
The council is a waste of time and money but does the former number three at the UN Helen Clark, who not surprisingly lost the vote to become the boss on a reform ticket, have a point? Most of those countries agreed that the council needs dramatic systemic changes, but did not have the courage to battle to make that happen, Haley said. It added that the US criticism of the council for failing to make changes advocated by Washington appears "cynical".
Russia's mission to the U.N.in NY posted on Twitter late on Tuesday: "U.S. attempts to blame the whole world for the politicization of HRC work are especially cynical".
"This decision is counterproductive to American national security and foreign policy interests and will make it more hard to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world", the organizations said Tuesday in a joint statement.
Trump orders Pentagon to create United States 'space force' The committee feels strongly that the US military has to be better prepared and equipped to dominate in space, Thornberry said. However, critics have said the treaty has no enforcement mechanism, allowing the US or other countries to militarize space .
New Zealand, which stepped aside to allow the United States to win election to the Council in 2009 under President Barack Obama, may be a good choice as a replacement, two diplomats said.
"For years, the UNHRC has proven to be a biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization that has betrayed its mission of protecting human rights", Netanyahu tweeted. In fact, that's why many of them run for a seat on the Human Rights Council in the first place: "to protect themselves from scrutiny", Haley said. The United States is traditionally one of its largest donors. The official wasn't authorized to comment publicly and insisted on anonymity.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the U.S. move, branding the council "a biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization that has betrayed its mission of protecting human rights".
"Look at the council membership and you see an appalling disrespect for the most basic human rights".
Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw However, against the run of play in the 23rd minute, Iceland pushed forward through Birkir Bjarnason and Aron Gunnarsson . For example, guys from bigger countries may have better footballers, from better teams who are playing in better leagues.
Russia's foreign ministry had earlier accused the USA of "gross cynicism" and "disregard" for the United Nations. It calls the 47-member body "hypocritical" and "self-serving".
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Monday called on Washington to halt its " unconscionable " policy . Haley is decrying the membership of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela that are themselves accused of rights violations.
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Giuliani also predicted that Strzok would be in jail in the coming days. "And if you read the report, you'll see that". And Comey said had he known earlier about the laptop's import, it might have affected his decision to notify Congress.
Gaming disorder was considered for inclusion based on scientific evidence and the recommendations of experts around the world. Some 2.5 billion people, or one in three worldwide, play some form of free-to-play screen game.
The children are only allowed two hours a day for outdoor activities and spend the rest of their days inside a former Walmart . Vitiello said the policy is meant to deter families of immigrants from coming to the U.S.
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Mario Gomez isn't as talented, but he's experienced at this level and will provide a better target for all those crosses. With key players tiring in the second half, Mexico pulled back and substituted both Lozano and Carlos Vela.
Costa put Spain ahead in the 54th minute, although there was a touch of luck to the goal. "It was hard for us to create chances". David Silva sent a free kick straight into the arms of keeper Ali Beiranvand in the 25th minute for Spain's first shot on goal.
In media interviews, May said her finance minister would set out plans before a government spending review expected next year. Jeremy Hunt , the Health Secretary, said: "We are clear there will be an increased burden of taxation".
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Pressed on why rates of separation are higher now compared to past administrations, Nielsen insisted Trump's hands were tied. Criticism of Trump's "zero tolerance" approach toward border crossings expanded rapidly over the weekend.