Why quitting the United Nations Human Rights Council is a bad idea.

The Latest Victim of “America First”? The U.N. Human Rights Council.

The Latest Victim of “America First”? The U.N. Human Rights Council.

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June 20 2018 7:11 PM

Quitters Can’t Be Leaders

The U.S. shouldn’t leave the U.N. Human Rights Council. It should work to make it better.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday.

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