Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

SEE YA: USA to Announce Its Decision to WITHDRAW from UN Council

SEE YA: USA to Announce Its Decision to WITHDRAW from UN Council SEE YA: USA to Announce Its Decision to WITHDRAW from UN Council
Gerardo Duncan | 20 June, 2018, 01:52

The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday because of its perceived anti-Israel bias, according to a report.

Haley said that "chronic bias against Israel" is one of the reasons the United States will quit the UNHRC and that it is a "Hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of Human Rights". "Instead of focusing on real human-rights issues, the council has used its time and resources to bully Israel and question Israel's legitimacy as a sovereign state", Rep. Eliot Engel, the ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in a statement Tuesday.

The reported withdrawal plan by the USA also follows criticism over the Trump administration's immigration policy of separating families at the border who have crossed illegally.

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, appearing alongside Haley, said: "Too many commitments have gone unfulfilled".

The State Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment by Bloomberg, while the United Nations said it hadn't been notified that the U.S. was withdrawing.

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, said: "The Trump administration's withdrawal is a sad reflection of its one-dimensional human rights policy: Defending Israeli abuses from criticism takes precedence above all else". The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision.

Other U.S. allies have found it hard to stick with the Trump administration's approach to the United Nations, as countries like the U.K. and France expressed skepticism about the violence on Israel's border last month.

"The human rights council is a poor defender of human rights".

The withdrawal also follows strong United Nations criticism of Trump's policy to separate migrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border, though the Trump administration has not yet explicitly cited that criticism, delivered Monday by United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, as a reason for pulling out.

Even some critics of the human rights council have called for continuing to push for a revamping of the body rather than its elimination.

Although numerous officials have said repeatedly that "America First does not mean America Alone", the administration has retreated from multiple multilateral accords and consensuses since it took office. No country has ever dropped out voluntarily.

Washington's withdrawal is the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The United States and Australia cast the only no votes at the time.

The U.S. pullout was bound to have ripple effects for at least two countries at the council: China and Israel.

When the Council was created in 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush's administration shunned the body.

Despite the criticism, he said "I stress that that does not mean that we in the United Kingdom are blind to the value of this council". Members are elected by the U.N. General Assembly for three-year terms and can not serve more than two terms in a row.

It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Recommended

Gaming disorder could soon be treated in public health sector In order for a successful diagnosis to be made , the pattern of behaviour must last for at least 12 months. To be clear, the medical community isn't exactly rushing in to take everyone's video games away.

Entertainers who have deals with Fox are now denouncing Fox News Entertainers who have deals with Fox are now denouncing Fox News Apatow tweeted a thank you to Levitan, asking as many people to speak out as possible to change the way Fox News supports destructive policies.

White House deputy chief of staff to leave White House deputy chief of staff to leave While announcing the halt of South Korean and U.S. military exercises, Trump has been maintaining that the sanctions will remain. Trump and Kim pledged in a joint summit statement to "work toward the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

Manchester United step up interest in Chelsea's Willian Manchester United step up interest in Chelsea's Willian Manchester United has set a price tag of £100m on forward, Anthony Martial following Chelsea's interest in the French player. Willian is a typical Mourinho player as he does a lot of tracking back and defending.

Germany's defence was poor in defeat to Mexico Germany's defence was poor in defeat to Mexico Those two contrasting moods seemed evident in opening exchanges, as Germany appeared somewhat sluggish and labored. The resulting corner caused panic in the Germany box, before a grateful Manuel Neuer pounced on the ball.

DHS chief: Dem child-abuse claim 'cowardly' DHS chief: Dem child-abuse claim 'cowardly' That's from WaPo, which reported in the same piece that Trump is known to tell aides that Nielsen's "not tough enough" and that she's a "Bush person".

We could collapse government We could collapse government The EU is expecting her to have made progress by a summit in June and both sides want to reach a deal by October. The two then discussed a deal in whispers as other lawmakers made speeches around them.

3 dead, over 200 injured as earthquake hits Japan 3 dead, over 200 injured as earthquake hits Japan Two men in their 80s, one from Osaka's Higashiyodogawa Ward, and another from the city of Ibaraki also perished. The Meteorological Agency warned, however, that aftershocks could be felt over the next two to three days.

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener Mexico only lost one game in qualifying and have always reached at least the second round of every World Cup they have played. The match was full of fouls - 30 in total - 10 of which were directed at Brazil's superstar striker Neymar Jr.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort heads to federal court Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort heads to federal court Manafort turned around briefly to wave to his wife before heading out a door at the back of the crowded courtroom, witnesses said. President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives for the hearing at a federal court in Washington on Friday.

Minimum-Wage Earners Can't Afford 2-Bedroom Rentals in U.S. Minimum-Wage Earners Can't Afford 2-Bedroom Rentals in U.S. In Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, you'll need to make at least $60 an hour - as much as $90 in some zip codes. But this process, known as filtering, does not produce enough affordable rental homes to serve extremely low income renters.

OnePlus 6 breaks sales record for itself, in less than a month!!! OnePlus 6 breaks sales record for itself, in less than a month!!! The major specifications of OnePlus 6 listed below could compete with even the high-end smartphone releases of Samsung and Apple. Overall, the OnePlus 6 is a superb device that packs in nearly everything you want to get in a sub $600 smartphones.

Poland thrash Lithuania 4-0 in friendly Poland thrash Lithuania 4-0 in friendly With the likes of Shinji Kagawa , Shinji Okazaki , and Heisuke Honda Japan has all the potentials to qualify in the round 16. Coach: Aliou Cisse - Senegal will take a reminder of their dream World Cup debut in 2002 to Russian Federation next year.

Feds piece together Cohen's shredded docs, scrambled texts Feds piece together Cohen's shredded docs, scrambled texts Cohen's guilt, which you did; you would not be able to give publicity to documents that are not public", Wood said at the hearing. The prosecutors said in their filing in Manhattan federal court that they had turned the materials over to Cohen's lawyers.

Ever missed a penalty? Don't worry, Messi does too Ever missed a penalty? Don't worry, Messi does too Peru, playing in their first World Cup finals match since 1982, became the second team to miss a penalty today. "We do not have to go insane , we deserved to win, but we have to improve a lot, now we have to be calm".