U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that human rights should be an integral part of the UN Security Council’s mission when the United States assumes the presidency of the council next month.
“Ambassador Haley’s welcome remarks today prioritizing human rights are certainly encouraging, and she must follow through on these promises as the U.S. assumes the presidency of the Security Council,” said T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA. “President Trump’s previous statements expressing hostility to the United Nations raised serious concerns about the commitment of the U.S. to international human rights law. We hope that Ambassador Haley’s remarks show that the U.S. will honor its obligations, including not reducing funding to the UN.”