Syria resists calls to end bid for UN rights body

UNITED NATIONS - Syria, accused of massive human rights abuses, is resisting pressure from many UN delegations to withdraw from the race for a spot on the top UN human rights body, Western diplomats said on Monday.
Syria is one of four candidates vying for the same number of spots on the 47-nation Human Rights Council in the Asian category, along with India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The four have been endorsed by Asia's UN voting group and the Arab League.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy