Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African nations asked for a special debate on "systematic racism, police brutality and violence in peaceful protests" in the US.
President of the Human Rights Council Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger from Austria spoke at a press conference at the UN in Geneva, the first since it shut down normal activities in March due to the pandemic.
"We got a request from the African group to have an urgent debate in the follow up to what happened in America with George Floyd and the whole tragedy which showed the problems of racism of police violence, and the follow up to that," said Tichy-Fisslberger.
The US withdrew from the HRC on June 18, 2018, over charges of alleged bias against Israel and allegations that the body serves as a protector of rights abusers.The gathering will probably spark some Twitter tantrum from the Cheeto Benito who holds a somewhat low opinion of these African nations and, indeed, of the UN itself. You may remember the term he used to describe them.