Iran officially became a member of the UN's women's rights committee yesterday. No additional comment should be necessary for the moderately aware reader - the absurdity and shame is entirely self-evident.
However, the ever-watchful Anne Bayefsky offers a critique of the UN by noting the member nations running its various commissions:
Human Rights: Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, Angola
Status of Women: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Libya, Russia, Sudan, Iran, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan
Women: Libya, Saudi Arabia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China
Social Development: Cuba, Egypt, Zimbabwe
NGOs: Sudan, Cuba, Pakistan, China
Information: China, Libya, Kazakhstan, Iran
Children's Fund (UNICEF): Sudan, China
World Food Programme: Executive Board: Sudan
P.S. It is worth noting that the U.S. did not oppose Iran's elevation to the women's rights board. Also, Pajama Media posts on the deplorable legal status of Iranian women and has a video of Iran's testimony before the UN hailing the outstanding equality enjoyed by Iranian women.