US to seek election to UN Human Rights Council

The US will seek election to the UN Human Rights Council later this year, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Wednesday.

In a video message to councilors, Blinken said the administration of President Joe Biden will work to eliminate what he called a “disproportionate focus” on US ally Israel in the Geneva Forum.

The US withdrew from the council under President Donald Trump in June 2018, but the Biden government returned as an observer earlier this month.

“I am delighted to announce that the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for 2022 to 2024. We ask all UN member states to support our application to return to this body, ”Blinken said.

The annual election of the 47-member, three-year council is due at the UN General Assembly in October. The current composition of the council includes the UK, China and Russia.

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