Take Urgent Action: Keep the U.S. as a leader on the UN Human Rights Council

Recent reports suggest the Administration is considering forfeiting the United States’ position on the UN Human Rights Council at any moment! This decision would drastically diminish our nation’s standing as a human rights leader and the Human Rights Council’s ability to tackle international human rights crises. We must take urgent action!

Giving up U.S. membership on the Council would severely jeopardize the ability for the U.S. to advance basic freedoms at the world’s sole human rights body at the global level. The U.S. would also be the only country to ever self-suspend itself from the organ, effectively ceding ground to countries who do not share American values on human rights. As Nikki Haley said at her confirmation hearing to become U.S. Ambassador to the UN, “At the UN, as elsewhere, the United States is the indispensable voice of freedom.”

Please urge the State Department and Ambassador Nikki Haley not to quit the UN Human Rights Council! We cannot advance U.S. interests and universal human rights at the UN without being at the table.

 

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  • Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

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Don't Forfeit U.S. Leadership on the UN Human Rights Council!

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I am an American who supports the vital work of the United Nations and American leadership on human rights. Please do not forfeit the United States' leadership role as a member on the UN Human Rights Council.

Giving up U.S. membership on the Council would severely jeopardize the ability for the U.S. to advance basic freedoms at the world's sole human rights body at the global level. The U.S. would also be the only country to ever self-suspend itself from the organ, effectively ceding ground to countries who do not share American values on human rights.



Leaving the Council as a member would drastically diminish our nation's standing as a human rights leader and the Human Rights Council's ability tackle international human rights crises.

Please protect the U.S.'s leadership position as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. We cannot advance U.S. interests and universal human rights at the UN without being at the table.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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