U.S. Elected to UN Human Rights Council
Today, the United States was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time. We urge the U.S. to take this opportunity to re-establish itself as a champion for women’s reproductive health at the UN and around the world.
The Human Rights Council is the UN’s principal political human rights body, where governments together address critical human rights issues. The Center has previously called on the council to take on reproductive rights issues, such as maternal mortality and unsafe abortion, that undercut a woman’s health and dignity and hinder her ability to fully enjoy her human rights.