US leaves UN Human Rights Council
June 20 , 2018
US Ambassador Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the US is standing down from the UN Human Rights Council. She accused the body of being biased against US ally Israel and further said that the UN Human Rights Council is hypocritical body makes a mockery of human rights. Ms. Haley announced this decision at a joint news conference with State Secretary Mike Pompeo and defended it by saying US reform calls were not heeded by the UN. The UN Human Rights Council expressed its disappointment with this step taken by the US on a social media platform.