Human Rights Council

Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 37th Session

At the 37th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, February 26-March 23, the U.S. addressed urgent human rights situations around the world.

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General Statement on ITEM 3

The United States wishes to clarify its position on a few issues present in several of the Item 3 resolutions, including but not limited to the Right to Work and Good Governance.

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EOP on Drug Policy – HRC37 Resolution L.41

The importance of respect for human rights is front and center in the UN drug conventions, a foundation of international drug control policy, as well as in the declarations and resolutions from the General Assembly and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

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General Statement/Explanation of Position on Item 10

The United States strongly supports the renewal of the mandate of the Independent Expert on Mali. We wish to clarify our understanding of the language in a few parts of the text of the resolution adopted on Technical Cooperation on Mali.

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General Statement on the Cooperation with Georgia – HRC3 Resolution L.27

The United States strongly supports the resolution “Cooperation with Georgia” before us today and we call on all members of this Council to vote in favor of the resolution if a vote is called.

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General Statement and Explanation of Position on Item 4

The United States is pleased to co-sponsor the resolutions on the human rights situations in the DPRK, Iran, and Myanmar.

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EOV on Item 7 – HRC37 Resolutions L.18, 46, 47, 48, 49

The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the Human Rights Council’s biased Agenda Item Seven

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Introductory Statement on Human Rights in the South Sudan – HRC37 Resolution L.40

The human rights situation in South Sudan as reported is deeply alarming to us all.

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EOP on the Rights of the Child – HRC37 Resolution L.33

The United States joins consensus on this resolution to underscore the priority we place on our domestic and international efforts to protect and promote the well-being of children.

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EOV on Genocide – HRC37 Resolution L.44

The United States would like to express our appreciation to Armenia for its efforts to reach consensus on this resolution, and support the text as drafted.

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