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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

James Ledward 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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United Nations appoint expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

Gary Hart October 4, 2016

United Nations Human Rights Council appoint the first ever Independent Expert focused on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council!

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