Tuesday, May 02, 2017

No country voted against Saudi Arabia on UN women's rights panel

"The Swedish government, with its proclaimed "feminist foreign policy", has been under pressure to reveal how Sweden voted when the UN elected Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in April." "Out of the 54 member states in the Ecosoc council, where the vote was carried out, no country voted against the nomination, 47 voted in favour and 7 abstained." (thanks Amir)