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Hi, this is Michelle and today we’re covering news from New York of Iran getting a diplomatic slap on the wrist for cracking down on protests.

We’re also hearing about a UN expert taking interest in family courts. Plus, the head of the UN agency for Palestinians paid a visit to Geneva.

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Michelle Langrand


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“Offered Eye” by artist Shirin Neshat,, with the UN headquarters in the background in New York, 9 December 2022. (Keystone/DPA/Christina Horsten)

Iran kicked out of women rights panel. UN member states in New York voted on Wednesday to oust Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for clamping down on nationwide protests. The US-led move passed with 29 in favour, eight against and 16 abstentions. It’s the latest international condemnation of Tehran’s heavy-handed response to the women-led calls for rights to be respected. Iran rejected the resolution as “illegal”, and was backed by Russia and China.

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