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United States is rejoining UN Human Rights Council

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Three years later, the United States is rejoining the UN Human Rights Council.

The news agency Reuters reported this news.

Former President Donald Trump's administration left the company in 2018 on allegations of political bias.

The United States will formally announce its rejoining the Geneva-based council as an observer on Monday, February 8, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Several officials in the former US President Trump administration have accused the UN Human Rights Council of being "extremely anti-Israel".

A senior Biden administration official has spoken of returning to the Human Rights Council, saying "because we know that the best way to bring about constructive change and expansion in the council is to stay involved."

“We know that the Council has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting global oppression and injustice,” he said. We want to make sure that by associating with the organization it can prove its worthiness.

The UN Human Rights Council was established in March 2006. The Council is governed by the principles of the United Nations on human rights. The goal of this Geneva-based council is to promote and protect human rights around the world.

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