Biden plans to return the U.S. to the U.N. Human Rights Council

The Biden administration has announced that it will look to enter the United States back into the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Fox News reports

The United States has not been a member of the UNHRC since 2018 when then-President Donald Trump withdrew the country from the group. More on that later.

The latest

The announcement that the Biden administration will seek reentry to the UNHRC was made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday in a recorded video that was addressed to the UNHRC.

“I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,” Blinken said. “We humbly ask for the support of all U.N. member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.”

The annual UNHRC elections will be held in October of this year. Any country that is elected gets a three-year membership.

Background

Former President Trump withdrew the United States from the UNHRC in June of 2018. He did so for several reasons, as Fox reports.

One of the main reasons has to do with Israel. Trump and his administration have argued that the UNHRC has a strong anti-Israel bias. One senior official said in 2018 that the UNHRC has passed more resolutions condemning Israel than resolutions that have condemned North Korea, Syria, and Iran combined.

Blinken briefly touched upon this point on Wednesday.

“As the United States re-engages, we urge the Human Rights Council to look at how it conducts its business,” Blinken said. “That includes its disproportionate focus on Israel.”

The Trump administration also took issue with the fact that the UNHRC – which, once again, is the U.N. Human Rights Council – has members that have been accused of human rights abuses. This includes China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and others.

Undoing Trump

Until the UNHRC election this October, the United States will remain a UNHRC observer. President Joe Biden made this decision upon taking office. It is the most he can currently do to undo Trump’s withdrawal.

Besides rejoining the UNHRC, Biden has also rejoined the Paris accord and the World Health Organization (WHO), and he has indicated that he is looking to rejoin the U.N. education and cultural organization (UNESCO) as well as the Iran nuclear deal. Trump had removed the United States from all of these agreements.

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  1. HOPE THE DEMS VOTERS ARE HAPPY …
    SO MANY OF MY JEWISH FRIENDS HATED
    PRESIDENT TRUMP …
    NOW THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH NOT
    ONLY A PRESIDENT BUT WITH HIS MOVE
    IT WILL ADD EVEN MORE WHO HATE
    MY JEWISH FRIENDS

    1. We are definitely in end times and things will continue to get worse – especially for Israel which makes me sad. Trump made great accomplishments – he should be judged by his achievements and not pick on his personality. I miss Trump and despise ALL of the current administration and all their contacts and connections who are satanic and evil.

    2. the only jews who hated Trump were those borne in the USA. the real jewish people of Israel love Trump for he stood up for Israel because they are America’s allies. God bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jeruselem.

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  3. WONDER WHAT AMERICAN WILL LOOK LIKE
    AFTER FOUR YEARS OF A SOLIALIST COMMUNIST
    LIKE GOVERNMENT UNDER JOSEPH BIDEN
    AND HIS EXTREME LIBERAL “DESTROY AMERICA
    TEAM”
    THEY BLAMED OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR
    STARTING RIOTS … WHEN THEY ARE WORKING
    FOR A REVOLUTION … BY BOTH SIDES …
    MY DEMOCRAT FRIENDS ARE DESTROYED BY
    WHAT “SLEEPY PRESIDENT JOE” HAS DONE
    IN SUCH A SHORT TIME … IS HE REALLY OUR
    PRESIDENT OR A ROBOT FRONT FOR OTHERS
    WHO ARE CALLING THE SHOTS? ???? :

    1. Him call the shots? Try the Manchurian Candidate or porch monkey as I call him. Biden still thinks he was running for Senator I don’t know which state. He did beat Donald Reagan, who didn’t? A fictitious man. I don’t have any democrat friends, to me they are traitors. Yes they can have their political views, but when they become trolls, bye.

  4. Joe Biden to give a s*** about human rights… just look how he’s destroying everything the American citizens count on that’s jobs he’s destroying that now he’s going to flood our country was immigrant that don’t have work he’s not even checking to see if they got the virus how many more American life will be lost because of this Fools dementia brain but what can you expect from a pool that’s been in Congress are 47 years and hadn’t done s*** for the American citizens

  5. So Bidet, is groveling to return to the UN. What a POS. Their Human Rights Council? They don’t know what human rights are. Most are from the middle east if they don’t like you for some reason they cut off your head, or with women there is mutilation. Yep great ones to even think about human rights. And what do the dems know? ANYTHING?

  6. Dim Wit Joe is picking up where Obama left off, the destruction of America.
    The mentally challenged are smarter than this idiot.

  7. Baby Biden is NOT doing anything – he’s not making decisions – he has NO CLUE WHAT THE HELL HE IS SIGNING, DOING OR SAYING. He is the pathetic no-mind puppet to receive blame/credit for what his commie lib handlers want done. This is not only disgusting, it’s dangerous to America and the whole world is aware of his deficiency and are mocking America. God help America to get out of this EVIL quagmire soon. I’m praying for a divine intervention.

  8. Agree with all posts! Joe and the ho have to go! Along with Piglosi and Schumer, the squad, shiff, swalwell , Nadler, Kerry and the rest of joebama’s cabinet! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!

    1. Better than impeach is remove the lot of them for all the election fraud and put them in prison. Name one positive thing that Biden has done or signed for the American people.

  9. Good old Joe.
    He is the best Republican anyone could want.
    After he gets done no democrat running will have any chance to be elected
    as the People will be 99% against them no matter who they are or how good
    they could have been. Way to go Joe…Keep up the good work. lol.

  10. United Nations is the last thing we need, it’s selling America to the med East. It’s giving Iran the license to OWN America and what will happen to your children first, then your parents, then you will know hell in America! Why? Why? Why are the Democrats allowed to destroy us as we watch? Everything they did to President Trump over 4 year, why were they allowed? Why are we letting Satan take over America? Is Trump the only one standing against Satan fir us?

  11. The UN Human Rights Council is loaded with Muslims and they do not believe in Human Rights for all women

  12. This is just dangerous that Biden administration is doing. Undoing all of Trump’s hard work. I’m just sitting back and watching what damage the Biden/Harris are doing. Bye Biden/Harris 2024 .

  13. Amen Patty, they are destroying this country. Sad part is Republician’s won’t unite together to stop it which shows with the elections. Republician’s didn’t get out and vote of work to support the candidate. Our Republician’s representatives in Washington won’t even fight for us. We allowed Democrats to take full control. Republician’s are afraid to fight dirty like the dems. Seems our party is weak. Biden has not enough brain and Harris has no idea what to do but Obama is calling and will continue the shots. We will be in war soon

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