USA strengthening UN council a good future.The UN human rights council president welcomes Washington bid to join the 3 year old council as a development.The USA state department announced that the obama administrator would want a seat in the body which was shunned by the ex president George bush ,“with the goal of working to make it a more effective body to promote and protect human rights.”
Nigerian ambassador Martin Uhomoibhi said in a statement released in Geneva,“I am very encouraged,” where the 47-state Council is based. “I warmly welcome the engagement.”
The Human Rights Council aims “to prevent abuses, inequity and discrimination, protect the most vulnerable and expose perpetrators.”The United States decided not to join the Council at its inception in 2006 fearing it would not pursue issues in a balanced manner. But Washington took a step toward rapprochement last month by participating as an observer and urging it to address all violations of rights worldwide.
Uhomoibhi said U.S. diplomats had “contributed constructively and positively” to the body’s work. “Should the U.S. become a full-fledged member of the Council I am confident they would continue to provide valuable input,” he said.
The next election for Council seats will be in May. Its current roster includes Azerbaijan, China, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Cuba, Djibouti, India, Mexico, Russia and Egypt.