The Trump administration last week pulled out of the United Nations Global Compact On Migration, a 2016 193-nation agreement “pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they had access to education and jobs.”
And in standard Trumpian hypocrisy, today we get this from the State Department:
Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
For those who are caught in or displaced by internal unrest, or who are fighting against repressive governments and being exploited for the profit of others, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a beacon of hope. Standing up for human rights and democracy is a foreign policy priority that represents the best traditions of our country.
In commemoration of International Human Rights Day, we renew our commitment to our core democratic values and to advocating for the human rights, freedom, and dignity of all people. The United States urges all nations to respect their commitments enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and apply them equally to all. The world is safer when every person can live up to his or her full potential, and every nation is free from tyranny.
Bolding above is motherfucking mine.
.@StateDRL supports the work of human rights defenders who tirelessly document abuses & hold governments accountable. Today, we highlight some of the heroes we’ve met over the past year who are advancing human rights around the world. #StandUp4HumanRights https://t.co/PwgwzkdaQf
— Department of State (@StateDept) December 10, 2017
I will respect your rights regardless of who you are – @UNHumanRights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
— UN Global Compact (@globalcompact) December 10, 2017
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) December 8, 2017
Today we celebrate the International Human Rights Day! How the German Foreign Office is supporting human rights across the globe: #StandUp4HumanRightshttps://t.co/uVpga7cT6z pic.twitter.com/0yAAzTI8cx
— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) December 10, 2017