NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

New York, 19 June 2018-In answer to questions following the announcement by the United States of its decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General has the following to say:

The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council. The UN’s Human Rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

St├ęphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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