President Donald J. Trump leveled several programs run by the United Nations during his speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday.
“I spoke before this body last year and warned that the U.N. Human Rights Council had become a grave embarrassment to this institution, shielding egregious human rights abusers while bashing America and its many friends,” Trump said. “So the United States took the only responsible course: We withdrew from the Human Rights Council, and we will not return until real reform is enacted.”
Trump is certainly correct about the UNHCR. In 2015, the Council appointed Saudi Arabia to a panel “that selects top officials who shape international human rights standards and report on violations worldwide.”
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