MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:18:35 +0000 US rejoining UN Human Rights Council http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/1e405837aab941799603042993c088cc The United States has won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday. (Oct. 14) 1e405837aab941799603042993c088cc Thu, 14 Oct 2021 22:21:52 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:KEYSTONEARCHIVE: Geneva, Switzerland 20 June 20181. STILL of U.S. name sign one day after US withdraws from UN Human Rights CouncilDEPARTMENT OF STATE TV Washington, DC - 14 October 20212. SOUNDBITE (English) Ned Price, State Department Spokesman:Today, I'm pleased to note the U.S. was successfully elected to the UN Human Rights Council.DEPARTMENT OF STATE TV Washington, DC - 14 October 20213. SOUNDBITE (English) Ned Price, State Department Spokesman:"We want to be at the table. We need to be at the table in order to be engaged, whether it's with the W.H.O., whether it's with the Human Rights Council, whether it's within the Paris context, whether it's within other realms that we've talked about. If we are to help shape institutions, to help them deliver on their highest aspirations, which is what we intend to do with the Human Rights Council, to help them promote the values, the interests that the United States and our partners share, we need to be there."KEYSTONEARCHIVE: Geneva, Switzerland 20 June 20184. STILL of U.S. name sign one day after US withdraws from UN Human Rights CouncilKEYSTONEARCHIVE: Geneva, Switzerland - 5 December 20175. STILL of general view of 27 special session of the Human Rights CouncilKEYSTONEARCHIVE: Geneva, Switzerland - 27 February 20176. STILL of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres giving speech at UN Human Rights Council DEPARTMENT OF STATE TV Washington, DC - 14 October 20217. SOUNDBITE (English) Ned Price, State Department Spokesman:"Yes, we have concerns with the council. We will vigorously oppose the council's disproportionate attention on Israel, which includes the council's only standing agenda item targeting a single country. We also will press against the election of countries with egregious human rights records."STORYLINE:The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records.The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected all 18 candidates proposed by the world organization’s five regional groups. Benin was the top vote-getter with 189 votes, followed by Gambia with 186, while the United States with 168 and Eritrea with 144 were at the bottom of the list."If we are to help shape institutions, to help them deliver on their highest aspirations, which is what we intend to do with the Human Rights Council, to help them promote the values, the interests that the United States and our partners share, we need to be there," said State Department Spokesman Ned Price. The U.N. director for Human Rights Watch, Louis Charbonneau blasted the the absence of competition in this year’s Human Rights Council, adding that electing Cameroon, Eritrea and the United Arab Emirates sends a terrible signal that U.N. member states aren’t serious about the council’s fundamental mission to protect human rights.The United States has criticized the selection of candidates with poor rights records on uncontested slates as well as the Human Rights Council’s excessive criticism of Israel. This culminated in the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the council in June 2018.'Yes, we have concerns with the council," Price said. "We will vigorously oppose the council's disproportionate attention on Israel, which includes the council's only standing agenda item targeting a single country. We also will press against the election of countries with egregious human rights records," he said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The United States has won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday. (Oct. 14) US rejoining UN Human Rights Council