Russia: UN human rights council situation improves after US exit

Russia The Value of the Human Rights Council Situation Improves After the US Exit
Russia's UN ambassador to Geneva, Gennady Gatilov, said the atmosphere in the UN Human Rights Council was becoming more constructive and politicization waned after the US quit. Photo : Reuters – Russia through its UN Ambassador in Geneva, Gennady Gatilov said the situation in the UN Human Rights Council improved after the United States (US) came out of the council.

Quoted from Reuters on Monday (9/7/2018), it was delivered to reporters in Geneva today.

He said the working atmosphere in the UN Human Rights Council became more constructive and politicized drastically reduced after the United States (US) exit from the agency.

“This (the exit of the United States) has an influence, and, in our opinion, gets better, the atmosphere in the Council has become much more constructive, the degree of politicization and confrontational rhetoric has declined,” Gatilov said.

Nevertheless, He also said Council members are open if the US decides to return.

“The opportunity to become a board member is open to every country, including to the US,” he said.

As is known, the US decided to quit the UN Human Rights Council last month.