Iran’s membership in the UN Commission on Women has been revoked for adopting anti-women policies.
According to Arab News, the resolution proposed by the United States was put to a referendum to immediately terminate Iran’s membership in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
The 45-member United Nations Economic and Social Council has approved the resolution.
29 members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution, 8 against it, while 16 member states abstained from voting.
After the approval of the agreement, Linda Thomas Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations, while talking to Arab News, said that Iran’s membership is a stain on the credibility of the commission.
He added that “Iranian women and social workers appealed to us and the United Nations for support.” Their request was very clear that Iran should be removed from the Women’s Commission.
Iran has been a member of the United Nations Commission on Women since 2022, with a term that was supposed to end in 2026, but after the ratification of the treaty, Iran is no longer a part of it.
While the Iranian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amir Saeed Erwani, called this action taken under American leadership “illegal” and the policy of the United States against Iran.
Palestine and 17 other states, including Iran, wrote a letter to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, saying that voting on this issue would set an example that other member states with different cultures, customs and traditions should follow. Will be prevented from contributing to the activities of the Commission.
The letter urged council members to vote against the US move to prevent any legally elected country from being expelled from the future international system.
Five of the countries that signed the letter are members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, who have the right to vote on the resolution.
It should be noted that this action has been taken by the international community at a time when more than 350 protesters have been killed and 18,000 have been detained in nationwide protests against the death of Mehsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian citizen.
An Iranian court on Wednesday ordered the jailing of 400 people arrested during anti-government protests and sentenced them to up to 10 years in prison.
Two people have been hanged for participating in anti-government protests.
Last month, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an impartial investigation into Iran’s crackdown on protests.
Iran has accused Western countries of using the Human Rights Council to target Iran.