UN ELECTS SAUDI ARABIA TO ITS TOP WOMEN'S RIGHTS BODY

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UN ELECTS SAUDI ARABIA TO ITS TOP WOMEN'S RIGHTS BODY

Post by Thorin on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:36 pm

Today the UN held elections for positions on some of its top bodies and the result goes a long way in explaining why the organization does not and cannot keep the promises it made when created more than seven decades ago. Saudi Arabia was elected to protect women, Sudan to protect children, and Russia to prevent crime. The elections took place on April 19, 2017 at UN Headquarters. The selection was done by the 54 UN member states of the UN's Economic and Social Council.

The election results included:



  • The UN Commission on the Status of Women: Saudi Arabia (leading practitioner of gender apartheid)
  • The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Afghanistan, China, and Russia (world leaders in the absence of the rule of law and lack of an independent judiciary)
  • The UN Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting: Belarus and Russia (states infamous for a lack of accountability)
  • The Executive Board of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF): Sudan (whose President is a fugitive charged with crimes against humanity and genocide perpetrated against, among others, the children of Sudan).
  • The UN International Narcotics Control Board: Afghanistan (uncontrolled narcotics capital, world's largest producer of opium found in 90% of heroin worldwide)


Date
April 19, 2017
Title
Launching 2017 Coordination Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts 10 Decisions, Elects Subsidiary Body Members amid Debate on NGO ParticipationUN Meetings Coverage
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http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/ecosoc6824.doc.htm
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