Monday, June 14, 2010

This is NOT an Onion Headline: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

This is why the UN, it, uh, well, uh, just read the short article and see if you can believe it yourself THEN formulate you own opinion of the UN and its efficacy...

EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

""Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."
Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is "dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women," according to its website.
Buried 2,000 words deep in a U.N. press release distributed Wednesday on the filling of "vacancies in subsidiary bodies," was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from 10 other nations, was "elected by acclamation," meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states — including the United States. learned of the press release only after being alerted to it by Anne Bayefsky director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust.""Click HERE to continue reading..
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