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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Besi Besemar June 20, 2018

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley announce withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The withdrawal marks the latest announcement in a concerning trend of U.S. divestment from United Nations institutions and multilateral agreements including the 2017 defunding of the UN Population Fund and the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.

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