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Trump: 'Embarrassment' For Abusers to Sit on UN Human Rights Panel

Trump: 'Embarrassment' For Abusers to Sit on UN Human Rights Panel
President Donald Trump delivers his remarks Tuesday at the UN assembly. (Reuters)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:15 PM

President Donald Trump says "it is a massive source of embarrassment for the United Nations" that some countries with human rights violations sit on the international body's human rights panel.

Trump made the remark in his debut address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, part of a broader call for the UN to make reforms.

He said, "It is a massive source of embarrassment for the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council."

The panel's 47 members include, for example, China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Venezuela and Burundi, countries called out by Ambassador Nikki Haley at a meeting in June. 

The council's web page says the UN General Assembly "takes into account the candidate states' contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard."

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