Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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Just months after joining a significant UN women’s rights body, UN member states have expelled Iran from the United Nations Commission. The remarkable turnabout occurs as Iran is alarmed by a protest movement that was started after a young woman died while in the care of the nation’s so-called “morality police”

A resolution by the United States to “remove with immediate effect the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the duration of its 2022-2026 term” was approved by 29 members of the UN’s Economic and Social Council on Wednesday.16 member nations abstained from voting, and 8 member states opposed the resolution.

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