Iran was removed yesterday from the UN Commission on the Status of Women following the adoption of a resolution that garnered 29 votes. France voted in favor of this resolution, as did a majority of nations represented on the Commission. In light of the Iranian authorities’ flagrant, systematic attacks on the rights of women and girls and the brutal crackdown they are being subjected to, we could not allow Iran to divert the Commission from its purpose: promoting women’s rights.
On December 10, Human Rights Day, the French and German foreign ministers awarded the 2022 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to Mahsa Amini and women of Iran, who are defending freedom in their country. Iranian women remain strongly mobilized, and our own commitment to their legitimate aspirations remains steadfast.
France will continue to work closely with its partners to ensure that Iran is held accountable in all relevant fora, insofar as its compliance with its human rights commitments is concerned. We will pay close attention to the work of the fact-finding mission established by the UN Human Rights Council on November 24.
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