The U.S. likes to think that our nation is the world’s leader in human rights, but actually, we are NEARLY THE ONLY NATION that REFUSES to protect human rights in several ways.
Page 8 of the Summer 2022 issue of YES! Magazine (www.yesmagazine.org) reported these facts:
The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have FAILED TO RATIFY the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The U.S. is the ONLY NATION in the U.N. that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. I remember years ago when the U.S. refused to do this because the U.S. wants to recruit teenagers aged 17 into the military. I don’t know what other reasons might exist.
The U.S. and Israel are the only members of the U.N. that voted to continue the U.S. embargo of Cuba in 2021.
The U.S. and Ukraine were the only members of the U.N. that voted against a 2020 General Assembly resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, and other practices that promoted intolerance.