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U.N. Human Rights Council Appoints Iran Regime to Head Human Rights Forum


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Elliot Nazar
May 11, 2023

On Wednesday, following several days of brutal mass executions in Iran, the Czech Republic’s Ambassador to the United Nations and President of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Vaclav Balek, announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran was appointed Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council Forum. The forum is an annual event hosted by the U.N. where delegates, businesses, human rights organizations, civil society, law firms, investors, trade unions, academics, and media meet to discuss the state of human rights in the world and how countries can work together to improve them.

In a letter now published online by Hillel Neuer, an international human rights lawyer and executive director of U.N. Watch, UNHRC president Balek addressed the council, stating that he had the honor of referring to the HRC “Social Forum” resolution, going on to say that he invited regional groups to “submit nominations of the candidates for the Chair-Rapporteur of the 2023 Social Forum.”

In the second paragraph of his letter, Balek said he had the “pleasure” of informing the council of his decision to appoint Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Bahreini, to chair the 2023 Social Forum held in early November. This year’s UNHRC Forum will focus on the “contribution of science, technology, and innovation to the promotion of human rights, including in the context of post-pandemic recovery.”

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Ya know in this ever changing world its nice to know there are somethings you can count on.

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Iran Notches U.N. Leadership Roles

By Jimmy Quinn
May 10, 2023 5:11 PM

Iran was appointed to a leadership role within the U.N. Human Rights Council today, as one of the country’s diplomats was tapped to lead the body’s “Social Forum.”

Hillel Neuer, the head of the U.N. watchdog U.N. Watch, posted a letter from Human Rights Council president Vaclav Balek on Wednesday, in which he announced that Ambassador Ali Bahreini of Iran would lead the next gathering of the Social Forum in November.

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BREAKING: The Islamic Republic of Iran was today appointed Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council Social Forum. This year's theme is technology and promotion of human rights; Iran just hanged Yousef Mehrad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare for using social media to criticize religion.

 

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4 hours ago, Draggingtree said:

Iran Notches U.N. Leadership Roles

 

 

You have to say one thing about The UN. They Are Consistent

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17 hours ago, Valin said:

I'm at the point that we should drop out as the way it can not function as it was initially intended. Just look at the votes casted on condemning Hamas for it's action's and atrocities being pursued on the State of Israel.

You have to say one thing about The UN. They Are Consistent

 

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