Tuesday, May 17, 2011
According to the UN Interdependent, Syria has given up its bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Syria had been running unopposed. This action follows the HRC's April 29 censure of Syria for its violent crackdown on protestors. The Asian Group has agreed to endorse Kuwait as its candidate instead. The vote for the new members of the HRC will be held on Friday of this week (May 20).