The U.S. illegal act of excluding Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women would be very dangerous to the integrity of the international system if carried out, said Iran’s permanent representative to the UN.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, President of the UN Economic and Social Council, Saeed Iravani wrote, “Not only does it set a disastrous precedent with further repercussions, but it also has the potential to defy the letter and spirit of the UN Charter.” has potential,” he said. Nations Ratchesarastoeva and her chair of the 67th Session of CSW Matujoini, reported IRNA.
The United States has criticized Iran’s membership in the Women’s Commission for what they describe as the Islamic Republic violating women’s rights and cracking down on protesters after the death of a girl in police custody in September. We are lobbying to end the
Iran has just started a four-year term for the Commission, which meets each March and aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
An Iranian city has seen protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, which escalated into violent clashes between security forces and mobs, which claimed the lives of about 200 people, according to Iranian sources.
Tehran accuses Western countries of being behind the development and accuses them of inciting violence and organizing terrorist acts.
The United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations has suggested writing to the Economic and Social Council President to discuss the issue at a meeting scheduled for December 14.
A rigorously worded draft resolution to exclude Iran from the Commission, obtained by Politico, confirms that Tehran has implemented policies that are grossly contrary to the human rights of women and girls, including “through the use of deadly force.” I am accusing.
Iravani described the call to the UN agency as an “illegal demand” based solely on “false claims and fabricated assumptions” made against Iran.
“This illegal demand further demonstrates the United States’ attempt to abuse the UN system to further its political agenda,” he said.
He also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s warning against the politicization and misuse of UN bodies to advance specific political ends, stressing that it would ultimately undermine the credibility of the UN system.
“The Board’s practice of terminating the membership of an elected member of a Functional Committee for any reason is unprecedented and not supported by the Board’s rules of procedure,” he noted.
The diplomat urged the Secretary-General, in his capacity as custodian of the Charter of the United Nations, to protect and uphold its principles.
“This includes preventing such unconstructive and destructive attempts orchestrated by the United States, which will result in the active and inclusive participation of all Member States in the work of the United Nations. Not only will it put you at risk, but it will have other unforeseen consequences that I forewarned above,” he said.
He called for the letter to be circulated as a UNESC document under agenda item 4, Elections, Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said exploiting Iran’s domestic developments for the purpose of exerting political pressure on Iran was “condemned and unacceptable.”
“As a member state of the United Nations, Iran has been admitted to the Commission on the Status of Women in fully transparent and legal elections with a majority vote of member states,” he said, adding that Iran won 43 out of 54 votes in a poll. added that he had obtained
He added that the move was not so much against the Islamic Republic as it was against free votes for countries in international institutions and institutions.
In a way, he added, this would call into question the value of independent nations’ voting rights and their opinions.
“If the United States and some other Western nations succeed in removing Iran from the Commission as part of their pressure policy, they will actually [bad] precedent,” he said.