Security operations in the country have killed at least 1300 people since the start of the year, UN rights office says.
Australia is taking an extreme position by voting to oppose a UN resolution condemning Israel’s plans.
Andrew Bremberg, the US ambassador in Geneva, said that Washington “is committed to addressing its shortcomings, including racial discrimination”.
The decision by the UN Human Rights Council followed a request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of African countries, it said in a statement on Monday.
The World Health Assembly was overshadowed by President Donald Trump’s latest ultimatum in his widening battles with Beijing and the UN health organisation.
The comments come as the Trump administration has denounced both China and the UN health agency for alleged missteps in handling the outbreak.
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“We have a rare and short window of opportunity to rebuild our world for the better,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.