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  • Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

    Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

    The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns. Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement to the Council during the high-level segment reaffirmed that U.S. leadership has helped to keep the Council at the forefront of international efforts to promote and protect human rights. Seventy-eight states also made a groundbreaking commitment to countering violent extremism.

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  • Medal honoring Raoul Wallenberg

    Remembering Wallenberg's Legacy

    Raoul Wallenberg's story teaches us about the curetly of the perpetrators involved in the holocaust, the worst of mankind, and about the best of mankind. It teaches us about the difference that one person can make and about a legacy that continues to inspire change to this day.

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  • Ambassador Power on the Continued Detention of Chinese Women's Rights Activists

    Ambassador Power on the Continued Detention of Chinese Women's Rights Activists

    U.S. remains concerned at the continued detention of Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting (also known as Li Maizi). These women—who are becoming known to the world as the “Beijing+20 Five” —were arrested in advance of International Women’s Day for courageously taking action to help end sexual harassment.

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U.S. Remains Troubled by Human Right's Council's Stand-Alone Item Directed at Israel
Mar 27, 2015 | U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

For these reasons, we call for a vote on this resolution and each of the other resolutions under agenda Item 7, and we urge our fellow Members to join us in voting “no” on each of them. ...Read More
U.S. on Victims of Attacks and Abuses on Ethnic or Religious Grounds in the Middle East
Mar 27, 2015 | U.S. Mission to the United Nations

We believe our nations are strongest when we uphold the equality of our people. We and every country around the world must therefore be relentless in turning the tides against any effort to sow hatred along sectarian or religious lines, or deprive anyone of equal respect, dignity, or rights based on the beliefs they hold. Many of us are already committed to diversity and respect for freedom of belief and conscience for all women and men, but all of us must recommit by speaking out on behalf of the religious minorities who are fighting for their rights, their lives, and their humanity today. ...Read More
U.S. Explanation of Vote on Libya
Mar 27, 2015 | U.S. Mission to the United Nations

With our vote today to renew the mandate for Special Representative Leon’s efforts through the mandate renewal of the UN Support Mission to Libya, we signal our continued commitment and determination to support a political resolution to the crisis in Libya. ...Read More
Joint Statement on Independence of the OHCHR Cosigned by the Untied States
Mar 27, 2015 | Delegation of Tunisia

The States supporting this statement are determined to further protect the independence of the High Commissioner and his office in all circumstances, and to promote a respectful and collaborative relationship with his office. ...Read More
U.S. Co-sponsors Resolutions Expressing Deep Concern about Human Rights Violations in North Korea
Mar 27, 2015 | U.S. Mission to the UN Human Rights Council

The DPRK is among the world’s most pervasive deniers of freedoms and violators of human rights. As such, Member States should vote YES on this resolution, which condemns the systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in the DPRK. Thank you, Mr. President. ...Read More

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