Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The United States was successful in its bid for a seat on the United Nations' Human Rights Council this week. When asked in a press conference yesterday what the United States wants to do as a member of the Council, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, stated that she would like to see the Council hue more closely to the goals for which it was created and focus on the most egregious violations of human rights. She expressed both disappointment that the Council had not lived up to its potential and optimism that the United States could help change that.