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US to hold UN human rights meeting—after deal with Russia

UNITED NATIONS -- US Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday -- but only after the US addressed objections from Russia, China and other council members.

 

Haley told reporters at the start of the US presidency of the UN's most powerful body in early April that she wanted a meeting that didn't "point fingers at anyone" but looked at underlying human rights issues that lead to conflict and unrest.