While U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has pushed for change at the U.N., human rights violators like Russia, China, and others have fought back to escape scrutiny of their human rights records. The U.N. Security Council is set to hold a meeting on April 18, 2017 organized and led by the United States - which currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council for the month of April - entitled the "Maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict." However, in order to even hold the meeting, Haley apparently had to promise the meeting wouldn't point fingers at anyone. Innovation at the U.N. apparently means a conversation about human rights violations with no human rights violators.
Report: "US Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday -- but only after the US addressed objections from Russia, China and other council members. Haley told reporters at the start of the US presidency of the UN's most powerful body in early April that she wanted a meeting that didn't "point fingers at anyone" but looked at underlying human rights issues that lead to conflict and unrest."