The United Nations on Tuesday voted to elect notorious human rights abusers Iran and China to the international body’s commission on women’s rights.
The U.N.’s Economic and Social Council voted to elect Iran and China to the Commission on the Status of Women, which is “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.” Iran received 43 votes and China 48 votes out of a total of 53 votes. The countries’ four-year terms on the commission will begin next year.
Iran’s atrocious record on human rights, including women’s rights, is well-documented. The state terror sponsor allows underage marriages of girls as young as 13 — and as young as 9 with parental permission — enforces strict restrictions on women’s clothing, and carries out child executions. Women are severely limited regarding their physical mobility, education, financial independence, and work opportunities and pay. As many as 450 Iranian women are murdered in “honor killings” every year.
As recently as 2019, a U.N. panel