Baird warns UN council about new food envoy who once compared Israelis to Nazis

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the United Nations Human Rights Council risks harming its own credibility if it appoints a woman who, Ottawa says, once compared Israelis to Nazis.

Canadian diplomats and other experts say the the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) could appoint Hilal Elver as its special envoy on the right to food as early as this week.