Biden moves to rejoin U.N. Human Rights Council

Joe Biden’s administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council

It is now three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew over what his administration called bias against Israel and a lack of reform.

It is reported that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce on Monday that the United States will return to the Geneva-based council as an observer, a senior State Department official is reported to have said on Sunday.

“We intend to do so knowing that the most effective way to reform and improve the Council is to engage with it in a principled fashion,” the official is reported to have said.

“We know that the Council has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting tyranny and injustice around the world. By being present at the table, we seek to reform it and ensure it can live up to that potential,” the official said.

The plan was first reported by the Associated Press.

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