Secretary General Ban Ki-moon:
The United Nations must be fair and just towards all of its members. If it is not, it will never live up to its charter and its mandate and it will never be effective. And effective it must be, for the sake of millions around the world. Therefore, it is critical that the United Nations remember the reason for its existence and adhere to its own human rights principles. This means strongly condemning the bias of those member states, especially those on the UN Human Rights Council, who blatantly disregard human rights in their own countries while launching constant attacks against Israel.
Most recently, the U.N. Human Rights Council leveled two attacks against Israel by passing a Palestinian-sponsored resolution to create a database of all Israeli and international firms operating directly or indirectly in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Additionally, they appointed Professor Stanley Michael Lynk, a controversial critic of Israel, to the position of special rapporteur on human rights issues in the Palestinian territories.
The member states of the UN Human Rights Council, past and present, have included some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. Israel was also shamelessly singled out in the annual Commission on the Status of Woman, while countries that mutilate women, like Sudan, and those that stone women, like Iran, went ignored. It is unreasonable and unfair that in 2014 and 2015, 20 resolutions condemning Israel were adopted by the General Assembly, while Iran, Syria, and North Korea received just one condemnation each. It is deplorable that nearly 50% of resolutions passed by the U.N. Human Rights Council are directed at Israel.
I implore you to use the power of your position to actively rectify this hypocrisy.