UN resolutions name Israel as the only country violating women’s rights

Two UN Economic and Social Council resolutions accused and singled out Israel as the only country violating women’s rights, according to UN Watch, a non-governmental organisation.

Among the 54 countries on the UN council that favoured the resolutions were Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Venezuela and Egypt.

Seven European countries also voted in favor: Norway, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta.

The first resolution condemned the Jewish state for allegedly being the “major obstacle” for Palestinian women “with regard to their advancement, self-reliance, and integration in the development of their society.”

The second resolution passed addressed the “social repercussions of the Israeli occupation.”
Canada and the United States voted against while the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Romania and Ukraine abstained.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blasted the resolutions, saying “It amazes me how the UN condones votes like these.”

“It is a total mockery of human rights to allow Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, and Yemen to name Israel as the world’s only violator of women’s rights,” she wrote on Twitter.

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