Explanation of Vote on Resolution on Protection of the Family

The United States believes that discussions at the United Nations must consider all types of loving families that exist today, be those families headed by one mother and father, a single parent, a same-sex couple, grandparents, or the many other family structures that provide essential support for raising children and assisting in caring for the elderly.

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Explanation of Vote on Resolution L.12

We also regret that the sponsors have introduced controversial elements to this resolution, breaking the consensus this resolution has long enjoyed.

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U.S. Statement on the Resolution on Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

We reiterate that while the United States fully supports the principle of voluntary choice regarding maternal and child health and family planning, we do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance.
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Explanation of Position by the United States of America on Resolution L.35

While the United States condemns attacks on educational institutions, it does not recognize an obligation under international law to provide an enabling and secure environment to ensure the safety of schools.

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Statement on the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants Resolution

In joining consensus on the resolution, we would like to clarify our views on several elements in the text.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Climate Change Resolution

A/HRC/35/L.32 Explanation of Position by the United States of America Human Rights Council, 35th Session We thank the members of the core group for their continued dedication to an issue of importance to many countries.  Climate change is a complex global challenge.  As we said with respect to a prior Human Rights Council resolution on […]

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Human Rights Council Resolution on Violence Against Women

A/HRC/35/L.15 Explanation of Position by the United States of America Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America, as delivered by Jason Mack UN Human Rights Council – 35th Session Geneva, June 22, 2017 The United States strongly supports the spirit of this resolution and joins other members of this Council in condemning all acts […]

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Item 10: General Debate on Technical Assistance

The United States encourages governments facing serious human rights challenges to allow for the establishment of OHCHR country offices to help them address those challenges.

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Interactive Dialogue on Ukraine

The United States commends the continued work of the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, and the cooperation between the Mission and the government of Ukraine.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Côte d’Ivoire

The United States recognizes the progress Côte d’Ivoire has made since its peaceful 2015 elections.

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