VP Pence Slams the UN Human Rights Council says They “Don’t Deserve their Name”

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Vice President Mike Pence was not playing around when he appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) on Wednesday.

In a very direct and very straightforward speech he slammed the UN HRC for the many major problems that exist within the organization.

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Pence decried the organization for allowing human rights abusers like Cuba and Venezuela to sit on the council. He excoriated the council for the mistreatment they’ve delivered to the state of Israel, particularly when Israel is the only nation in the Mideast endeavoring to protect the rights and freedoms of their people. He called for major reforms to the way the council does business and recruits its members, and he warned of the growing danger we all face from Iran and North Korea.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

“The United Nations is bound by its charter to foster ‘International cooperation in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all.’ That was the purpose under which the U.N. Human Rights Council was formed. But the truth is, the Human Rights Council doesn’t deserve its name.

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council actually attracts and welcomes many of the worst human rights violators in the world. A clear majority of the Human Rights Council’s members fail to meet even the most basic human rights standards.

Cuba sits on the Human Rights Council, an oppressive regime that has repressed its people and jailed political opponents for more than half a century. Venezuela sits on the Human Rights Council, a dictatorship that undermines democracy at every turn, imprisons political opponents, and as we speak is advancing policies that worsen deprivation and poverty that’s costing the lives of innocent men, women, and children.

This body must reform the Human Rights Council’s membership and its operation. As to its operation, I think of what President John F. Kennedy warned more than 50 years ago, that the United Nations must not become in his words a ‘forum for invective.’”

Vice President Pence also scolded the UN HRC for their biased and ugly treatment of Israel.

“Unfortunately, today, the Human Rights Council has become exactly that, and particularly the Human Rights Council has become a forum for anti-Semitism and invective against Israel. The council’s agenda item seven actually singles out Israel for discussion at every single meeting, something no other country must endure. As evidence, the Human Rights Council has passed more than 70 resolutions condemning Israel, while largely ignoring the world’s worst human rights abusers.

It is, as President Trump said yesterday, “a massive source of embarrassment.” And we call on the Security Council and this entire body to immediately embrace reforms of the membership and practices of the Human Rights Council and end the Human Rights Council’s blatant bias against our cherished ally Israel.”

Between President Trump, Vice President Pence, and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley… the United Nations must be reeling from the hard truth and the blunt talk they’ve been hearing. It is a new day for the U.N. and the Trump administration is not only demanding major reforms from the organization, they are forcing them to happen.

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