Human Rights Council

First Meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Global Human Rights Working Group

On September 2, U.S. and Brazilian officials participated in the first meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Global Human Rights Working Group in Brasilia, Brazil. This dialogue is an opportunity for the two nations to discuss a wide range of important global human rights issues.

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Addendum of the United States of America to the Report of the Working Group on its Universal Periodic Review

The U. S. government has carefully reviewed the 343 recommendations received during its Universal Periodic Review. This response reflects our continuing efforts, in consultation with civil society, to promote, protect, and respect human rights for all.

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Ambassador Harper: Statement at Organizational Meeting for 30th Session of Human Rights Council

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We plan to offer a resolution on Sri Lanka to follow up on the new Sri Lankan government’s efforts to promote reconciliation and accountability and on the release of the report of the OHCHR investigation requested in HRC resolution 25/1.

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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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