"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Is it now? The fact that you dont ratify treaties you sign shows a clear disdain for the content of that treaty..That treaty ratification has been held up because of American political inertia is distinct from how it actually conducts itself on these issues. It is perfectly legitimate and laudable for the United States to join in international criticism of countries who sanction, protect, or excuse the kind of behavior expressed in the OP's article.
The UN is a glaring exercise in how governing by consensus doesn't work.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The UN passing a women's rights resolution..... interesting. Just another for of proof that the UN has no balls.