United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

The United Nations Economic and Social Council voted late last week to place Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term beginning in 2018, despite that country’s appalling record on the treatment of women.

  • ontario john

    Sort of like appointing Hitler’s inner cabinet to investigate Nazi war crimes.

  • rich

    what’s the point?

  • Clink9

    See, everyone thought the UN didn’t have a sense of humour.

    • Clausewitz

      That’s Irony, not necessarily humour.

  • Exile1981

    The UN is a joke. A country with SA’s history of abuses shouldn’t even have a seat at the UN never mind getting to sit on womens commission.

  • roccolore

    The UN has no problem with Cuba and North Korea leading the “Human Rights Council.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. Anything they can do to make themselves less relevant in the real world is good.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Let’s hope it all implodes and soon.