Prosor to Head U.N. Human Rights Committee Election


Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor was chosen on Tuesday to preside over the elections for the organization’s Human Rights Committee, making him the first Israeli diplomat nominated to supervise a U.N. election.

Representatives of 170 countries voted unanimously to designate Prosor for the position, which is regarded as another indication of Israel’s improved status at the U.N. A few months ago, it rejoined the Human Rights Council in Geneva, and a few days ago it was admitted into JUSCANZ, a key U.N. group which advises the Human Rights Council, as well as other U.N. bodies.

“It is a great honor to chair the elections for the Human Rights Committee. The central role Israel plays to advance human rights around the world is the real answer to anyone calling for boycotts against Israel,” Prosor said on Tuesday.