United Nations, United States of America. A UN committee expelled Iran yesterday by a majority from a women’s rights body for its brutal crackdown on women-led protests.
However, Mexico’s position was consistent despite the fact that the Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard and the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs, Martha Delgado, have said for four years that the Mexican Government is promoting a feminist foreign policy.
All 29 members of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted in favor of the measure promoted by the United States to expel the Islamic republic from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).
Martha Delgado sent a letter to El Economista last month in which she stated that the Mexican government is an example in Latin America of promoting a feminist foreign policy despite the fact that President López Obrador has not developed this type of policy diagonally in his government.
Yesterday, Mexico had the opportunity to criticize the Iranian regime for its criminal policy against women, but it did not.
Eight countries voted against it and 16 abstained. A simple majority was needed to adopt the measure proposed by the United States. Abstain from Mexico.
UNCSW is the world’s largest intergovernmental body dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The ECOSOC resolution revokes Iran’s membership of the commission with immediate effect, alleging that Tehran “undermines the human rights of women and girls, including the right to freedom of expression, and oppresses them excessively often, often with excessive use of force.
Mexico’s Permanent Mission to the UN issued a statement explaining that it had ceased negotiations.
Does this mean we will see Ebrard or Delgado negotiating with the ayatollahs to end violence against women?