TOPIC: WOMEN

Thank You, UN, for Protecting the Rights of Women

There is still a long way to go to uphold the rights of women worldwide, and UN Women, a department of the Secretariat, is now carrying the torch in this struggle. It builds on the efforts of the UN human-rights program going back to the earliest days of the organization. For International Women’s Day, on … Read more

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Saudi Arabia, a Serious Rights Abuser, Seeks Human Rights Council Presidency

Saudi Arabia wants to be the next president of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN’s main human-rights body and based in Geneva. Tribune de Genève confirmed that the country, a grave human-rights abuser, is lobbying for its turn at the top of the human-rights table. The election should take place in December for … Read more

New Human Rights Council Members, Some Already Sullied

GA votes on Human Rights Council members

Eighteen members were elected by the United Nations General Assembly to the Human Rights Council on Nov. 12. The members, serving three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, join 29 other countries on the council. Of the 18 new members, only the United States was seeking a second term. The other states chosen were Argentina, Brazil, Estonia, … Read more

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