United Nations: The True Worth Of A Woman

When I read yesterday that Iran had been elected to the UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights, I had to wonder what deal was actually being made in the backrooms for such an anti-woman regime to get a seat on that board.   A woman’s true value as nothing more than a bargaining chip in world affairs is evidenced by the deal made to keep Iran out of the UN’s Human Rights Council.  The UN could not just stand up and tell Iran to clean up their act before they are allowed a seat?  They had to trade women for the deal?  Sure, why not; women are just stupid cows; veil or not.

Now the story comes out.  Here is just one of the relevant quotes:

Early this week Iran’s foreign ministry said the Asia group had agreed to support Iran’s bid for membership of the women’s rights body, and implied that this was a concession in return for Iran’s agreement to withdraw its candidacy for another U.N. body, the Human Rights Council.

Here is the whole story from CNS:

Silence From U.S. and Its Allies Allowed Iran to Get Seat on U.N. Women’s Rights Body

(CNSNews.com) – The United States and 12 other Western democracies kept silent this week as Iran was nominated for membership of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), thus enabling Iran to get the seat.

In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set U.N. policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.

Iran’s unchallenged election, at a meeting in New York Wednesday, came just over a week after Iranian media quoted a senior Islamic cleric in Tehran as saying that immodest dress and behavior by women was to blame for an increase in earthquakes.

More than 200 Iranian women’s rights activists sent an open letter to the U.N. earlier this week, warning that Iranian membership would be “a serious threat” to the CSW’s “goals and mission,” and that the government would use it “to curtail progress and the advancement of women.”

The task of electing members to the CSW is carried out by the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the principal coordinating organ for the U.N.’s socio-economic and related work.

Among 11 CSW seats up for grabs Wednesday, two were set aside for states in Asia, and the Asia regional group put forward just two candidates to fill them – Iran and Thailand.

Had one of the Western countries in the chamber – or any other ECOSOC member – protested, a secret ballot vote would have been called for, putting to the test Iran’s ability to win the required majority of at least 28 votes.

But the U.S., Canada, Australia and 10 European countries raised no objection, and the meeting elected Iran “by acclamation.”

Early this week Iran’s foreign ministry said the Asia group had agreed to support Iran’s bid for membership of the women’s rights body, and implied that this was a concession in return for Iran’s agreement to withdraw its candidacy for another U.N. body, the Human Rights Council.

The prospect of Iran joining the Human Rights Council had alarmed governments which are keen to ascribe credibility to a body that has drawn considerable criticism, not least because its members include countries with poor human rights records.

The fact that no country outside the Asian group challenged Iran’s CWS candidacy suggests that others were willing to go along with the Asian group’s arrangement, in order to see an end to Iran’s Human Rights Council bid.

An ECOSOC spokeswoman, Nancy Beteta, explained by phone Thursday that acclamation votes take place when a regional group nominates the same number of countries as there are vacancies for that group.

Even though there was no competition for the available seats on the CSW, Beteta said that if any delegate had raised an objection to any particular country put forward, a secret ballot vote would then have been called for.

“That’s exactly what [an acclamation vote] means – that no member state objected to the candidate.”

The press office at the U.S. mission to the U.N. was asked Thursday about the decision not to raise an objection to Iran’s nomination but did not return the call.

There was also no response to queries sent to the U.N. missions of Canada, Australia, the European Union (on behalf of eight E.U. members of ECOSOC) and two non-E.U. members from Europe, Norway and Liechtenstein.

The U.N.’s tendency to fill positions by means of “closed slates” that allow no competition has drawn criticism from observers who say that depriving members the opportunity to choose from a slate of candidates allows unsuitable countries to get important posts.

At its session Wednesday, ECOSOC also filled positions on 17 other U.N. bodies, and in only five cases were votes required. Apart from the CSW seat, Iran made its way, without a vote, onto three other bodies – the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, and the Governing Council of the Human Settlements Program, known as U.N.-Habitat.

Read the rest at the link above.

The UN and their American backers are going to be the death of this country, and it is oddly ironic that the majority of the voices screaming the loudest against the UN’s encroachment and Obama’s global agenda are women.

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