Human Rights Council

Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on People of African Descent

We know that no country is perfect, and we must all work to address and eliminate racism, intolerance, and racial divides in our societies, both domestically and internationally.

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Item 8: General Debate on the Vienna Declaration & Programme of Action

The Vienna Declaration calls for democracy, justice, equality, and the rule of law. The United States is concerned about backsliding on these key principles necessary for the protection and full enjoyment of human rights, particularly in the context of elections.

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Item 6: General Debate on the Universal Periodic Review

The UPR process can be a critical element in identifying and hopefully mitigating, the infringement of fundamental freedoms across the world.

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Item 5: General Debate on Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms

The United States has long urged member states to end acts of reprisal against members of civil society for their engagement with the UN.

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UPR Outcomes Philippines

We welcome the Government’s decision to accept our recommendations related to conducting police operations consistent with the rule of law and international human rights obligations.

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Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP

The U.S. thanks the SR and the Chair of EMRIP for their respective studies and presentations.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP

During the Special Rapporteur’s December 2016 visit to the United States, our federal agencies welcomed the opportunity to outline their efforts on behalf of U.S. indigenous peoples

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Panel Discussion on Ten Years of Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United States strives to tangibly improve the lives of indigenous peoples.

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Item 4: Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

The United States remains deeply concerned about the human rights situations in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Myanmar, and South Sudan, which we will address elsewhere in this session.

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Interactive Dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

We call on the Government of Burundi to ensure that OHCHR can conduct its work free from interference or intimidation.

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