Erdan Slams UN Human Rights Council after Russia, China, Pakistan, Cuba Elected
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan assailed the international body on Tuesday after its members elected several countries widely criticized for their human rights records to the premier UN body tasked with defending human rights.
China, Russia, Cuba, and Pakistan were among the 15 countries that won seats in a secret-ballot vote carried out by the 193-member General Assembly. Saudi Arabia failed to make the cut.
“Today’s Human Rights Council elections prove once again that this council has nothing to do with protecting human rights and everything to do with violating them,” Erdan said in a video statement.
Last month, the UN envoy penned an op-ed in which he claimed the international body was at risk of “losing its right to exist” over its unfair treatment of the Jewish state and predicted it could be defunct by the end of the century. (TOI / VFI News)
“God, we ask that you impart your wisdom upon these people—and that the struggle for human rights is recognized globally.”