HUMAN RIGHTS/MIKE POMPEO/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “The Trump administration said Tuesday [6-19-18] it is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, delivering on a long-running threat to leave the organization unless it made major changes. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the U.S. withdrawal in an appearance at the State Department, with Mr. Pompeo saying: ‘The Council has failed in its stated objectives.’ Ms. Haley has spoken out frequently against the U.N. Human Rights Council and denounced what she called its ‘pathological bias’ against Israel, a major U.S. ally. The council has issued some 70 resolutions targeting Israel, according to the State Department. Last year, Ms. Haley threatened to leave over U.S. concerns that the council was ‘not a good investment of our time, money and national prestige’ and presented a list of proposed changes to address its lack of credibility. These included forcing members to vote publicly and a mandate to debate the human-rights situation in Palestinian areas. A U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council reverses the Obama administration’s decision to join the body in 2009, made under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

Jessica Donati, “U.S. Withdrawing From U.N. Human Rights Council,” The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2018 5:40 pm