Back in April, when Iranian government was offered a seat in the United Nations Commission on the status of women, It provoked many disapprovals, as this regime is known to extensively suppressing its own people, especially women.
The objections reached a new peak when the recent nationwide uprising was ignited by the murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of government forces, and subsequently the same security forces brutally suppressed protesting people.
By Iran Probe staff
In her message to the president and members of the United Nations Social Economic Council (ECOSOC), Maryam Rajavi, called for the immediate expel of the misogynist regime of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women., She stated, “the mullahs’ regime is the enemy of Iranian women and humanity and a disgrace in Iran’s history”.
“The removal of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women is a welcome step toward holding the Iranian leadership accountable for its long history of discrimination and cruelty towards women and girls,” Louis Charbonneau, U.N. director at Human Rights Watch said. “But today’s justified action by U.N. member countries is a far cry from real accountability for those responsible for the security forces’ lethal violence against protesters after the death of Mahsa Amini.”
US Vice President Kamla Harris announced her country’s effort to expel the Iranian government from the Commission on the Status of Women. She added that the reason for this was the violation of women’s rights by the Iranian government and the brutal suppression of the protesters in Iran.
“If [Iran is] allowed to continue in their role, we believe that it seriously erodes the Commission’s credibility,” Bob Rae, Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations, said before the vote.
On December 14, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations met to decide on the exclusion of the Iranian government from the United Nations Commission on the status of women. After extensive discussions, the Iranian regime was finally expelled from it by the majority of the members of the Commission on Women’s Status.. The votes were 29 in favor, 8 against, and 16 abstentions.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the decision and said “This illegitimate regime does not represent the people of Iran in any way and must be shunned by the international community and expelled from the United Nations and its various agencies, especially UNICEF.
Prior to the vote, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said Iran’s membership put an “ugly stain” on the commission’s credibility.
US representative in the council stated, “The resolution prepared to expel the Islamic Republic from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is a response to the voices of the civil society in Iran and Iranian civil activists around the world, and it will have global consequences”
With the approval of the resolution, the government of Iran was immediately expelled from the United Nations Commission on Women for the continuation of the 2022-2026 period. There is a way to go until this “ugly stain” is removed from all the United Nations’ entities.
Source » iranprobe