Donald Trump is preparing for the United States to leave the U.N. Human Rights Council. Trump’s administration, led by UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, has been threatening to leave the council for months. Haley has previously stated that the council is filled with anti-Israel bias.
According to a report from Bloomberg, “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley plan to announce the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m.” today.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is comprised of a 47-member council. Trump’s announcement will arrive just days after the UN’s high commissioner said the United States was engaging in human rights violations by separating children from their parents at the southern border crossing.
Haley has repeatedly attacked the council for its “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. She has also attempted to expel member countries where vast human rights violations have been proven.
If the United States leaves the council today it will not be present for the July 2 discussion the council plans to conduct in regards to Israel and Palestine.
In the meantime, human rights officials in the United States, alongside businesses and citizens, continue to fight to keep children and their biological parents together during deportation proceedings. The Trump administration, led by Jeff Sessions, recently enacted a “zero tolerance” policy that has ripped 2,000 children and counting away from their parents.