Iran was ousted from the body for policies that are contrary to the rights of women and girls. It comes after a US-led effort, following Tehran's crackdown on protests, reports Reuters.
Pressure has been mounting for Iran to be removed from the UN Women’s Rights Commission as women-led protests in that country have mounted for the securing of equal rights. These protests have been met with force from the regime, as well as mass arrests.
The 54-member body adopted the US-drafted resolution to "remove with immediate effect the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term."
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said before the vote that ousting Iran was the right thing to do, as Tehran's presense was an "ugly stain on the commission’s credibility."
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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