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UN Elects Yemen, Worst on Gender Equality, as VP at UN's Gender Equality Agency - UN Watch

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UN Elects Yemen, Worst on Gender Equality, as VP at UN's Gender Equality Agency - UN Watch
GENEVA, Jan. 9, 2019 — A human rights watchdog organization today condemned the UN’s election of Yemen, the worst-ranking country in the world on gender equality, to be vice-president of the Executive Board of UN Women, which is the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. “Electing Yemen to protect women’s rights is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group. “We’re calling on UN chief Antonio Guterres and high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet to speak out against this...
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