Human Rights Council

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 29th Session

The outcomes of the 29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva 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 worldwide.

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U.S. HRC Joint Statement on Protection of the Family



Ensuring that families are safe environments where all members are able to reach their full potential and enjoy their human rights is essential to ensuring the social development of all people

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U.S. EOV on HRC Cooperation and Assistance to Ukraine

The United States applauds the Government of Ukraine for bringing forth this resolution. We also commend Ukraine for its continuous cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner and Ukraine’s willingness to have frank conversations about the challenges it is facing.

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U.S. EOP on HRC Right to Education Resolution

The United States is firmly committed to providing equal access to education.

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HRC 29: U.S. EOV on Gaza Resolution

The United States remains deeply concerned for both Palestinians and Israelis and have consistently demonstrated this concern through word and deed.

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U.S. Statement regarding HRC Presidential Statement on Working Methods

The United States supports efforts to make the Human Rights Council more efficient and more effective.

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HRC 29: U.S. EOP on Cote d’Ivoire

The United States is pleased to co-sponsor this resolution on capacity building and technical cooperation with Cote d’Ivoire in the field of human rights.

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General Statement on International Law Matters

The United States understands that these resolutions do not imply that states must join human rights instruments to which they are not a party, or that they must implement those instruments or any obligations under them.

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HRC 29 : Resolution on the Social Forum

The United States supports the engagement and participation of civil society organizations and the private sector in the work of the Human Rights Council. However, the United States has significant concerns about this resolution on the Social Forum, and therefore dissociates from consensus.

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U.S. Statement at the HRC 29 on Human Rights and Climate Change

The United States thanks the Philippines and Bangladesh for their continued dedication to an issue of tremendous importance to all countries. We recognize that climate change is an urgent, complex, and far-reaching global challenge.

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