UNHRC: America vs United Nations

Jun 20, 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday defended the UN Human Rights Council and said he would have “much preferred” for the US to remain in the world body, hours after America withdrew from it, citing alleged bias.

The decision to pull the US out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced by US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley who also criticised the council for a “disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel”.

This is not the first such body the US has walked out of in recent times.

On this edition of the big picture we analyse the ramifications of President Trump’s recent actions.

Guests – Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, K.P. Nayar, Strategic Analyst, Dilip Sinha, Former Vice President, United Nations Human Rights Council, Prof. Harsh V. Pant, Head, Strategic Studies, Observer Research Foundation,

Anchor: Frank Rausan Pereira

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