THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE or is it? ‘The independent human rights group UN Watch condemned today’s election of rights-abusing governments in China, Cuba, Russia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan to the UN’s top human rights body, and expressed alarm that the percentage of non-democracies on the UN human rights council now goes from 51% to a staggering 60%.
“Today is a black day for human rights,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization, which deemed those countries to be “unqualified” in a Joint NGO Report, on account of the regimes’ domestic human rights records as well as their voting records on UN resolutions concerning human rights.
At a UN Watch online press conference on Friday, human rights dissidents who were persecuted for their activism by China, Russia, Cuba and Pakistan joined in calling on all UN member states to oppose those countries’ bids for election to the 47-nation council.
UN Watch regretted that the regimes won support today from more than 70% of the 193-nation UN General Assembly:
• Cuba: 170 votes (88%)
• Pakistan: 169 (87.5%)
• Uzbekistan: 169 (87.5%)
• Russia: 158 (82%)
• China: 130 (72%)
“Electing these dictatorships as UN judges on human rights is like making a gang of arsonists into the fire brigade,” said Neuer.’https://unwatch.org/non-democracies-rise-to-60-of-unhrc-as-china-cuba-russia-pakistan-uzbekistan-win-seats/
Where are the leaders in the West condemning this? Australia and other Western nations continue to pour funds into the UN and its imbecile bodies which make a mockery of freedom and real human rights.
In the Land Down Under one WILL NOT HEAR OF THIS travesty even though ‘Australia is a founding member of the UN, has been an active participant in UN institutions for 70 years and is currently the 12th largest contributor to the UN regular budget.’https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/international-organisations/un/Pages/united-nations-un#:~:text=Australia%20is%20a%20founding%20member,to%20the%20UN%20regular%20budget.
We, the people, are being sold down the river by our own elected officials!