“The US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council is ‘bad news for the Council, the United Nations, the United States and everyone who is concerned about human rights,’ stressing today in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva President of the Republic Borut Pahor.

As Pahor explained, as the main speaker at the meeting and the head of the state currently chairing this international body, without the United States, the UN Human Rights Council will be weaker, and the US efforts to promote human rights around the world will be weaker.

‘Each Member should maintain standards in the field of human rights.’

He emphasized that human rights can be successfully promoted if we cooperate. We need to work together to improve the work of the UN Council. We must cooperate in good faith and respect for human dignity.” (translated from Sio1)