U.S. Welcomes First UN Resolution on Freedom of Expression and Opinion for Women

The U.S. enthusiastically welcomes the adoption by consensus today of the first UN resolution explicitly affirming the crucial role of freedom of opinion and expression in women’s empowerment.

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U.S. Encourages Countries in Transition to Work with Council, OHCHR to Help Protect Human Rights

Item 10 provides countries who ask for it much needed expertise in the area of the promotion of human rights, especially on how countries can build the institutions needed to protect those rights.

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Panel on Democracy and the Rule of Law from a Human Rights Perspective

Ambassador Donahoe: Democracy does not belong to any single region, and although expressions of democracy may vary, the underlying principles are universal.

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U.S. Statement on Opening Day of 23rd Session of Human Rights Council

Ambassador Donahoe: The Assad regime and its supporters who continue to commit crimes against the Syrian people should know that the world is watching and that they will be identified and held accountable.

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US Calls on Cuba to Stop Impeding Freedom of Expression, Release Imprisoned Journalists

Ambassador Donahoe’s statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba

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Statement by Ambassador Donahoe Regarding Commentary by Richard Falk

The United States completely rejects the provocative and offensive commentary by Mr. Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories…

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HRC resolution calls further international attention to the brutality of the Assad regime

We are appalled by the continuing violence in Syria that has resulted in more than 70,000 deaths and over one million refugees since the start of the conflict.

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Respect for Religious Diversity is an Essential Element of any Peaceful Society

Religious freedom is a universal human right that all states have a responsibility to uphold.

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Human Rights Conditions in Iran Continue to Worsen, U.S. Statement in Support of HRC Resolution

The Special Rapporteur’s strong work to date, which documents persistent patterns of systemic abuses by the Iranian government, indicates the strong need for this body to renew his mandate for a third year.

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Resolution on Syrian Golan highlights HRC’s Biased and Disproportionate Focus on Israel

United States’ opposition to this resolution is not an endorsement of the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights, which the United States does not recognize.

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