The Trump administration may decide to depart from the highly corrupt United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), U.S. sources told Reuters.
“Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council,” the Reuters report said, adding that a U.S. official said that withdrawal appeared to be “imminent.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to observers of the activities at the United Nations. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has threatened to leave the UNHRC on numerous occasions, often citing its “obsession” with the State of Israel, along with its institutional coziness with dictatorial regimes.
What is supposed to be a body that calls attention to human rights has instead been warped into a U.N. agency that provides cover for the atrocities committed by corrupt member states. Look no further than the UNHRC’s membership roster to understand why this body could never take a legitimate interest in defending human rights. Its current membership roster includes authoritarian states and Islamic supremacist regimes such as China, Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, and Venezuela, among many others.
And it seems the only thing that these totalitarian UNHRC members can agree on is how much they hate Israel.
From 2012 to 2016, the UNHRC adopted 123 condemnatory resolutions against specific countries: 103 of those 123 resolutions singled out Israel.
The United States was the highest contributor to the UNHRC in 2017, sending the U.N. body over $20 million last year.