Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.
Ambassador Nikki Haley: We know that yesterday’s attack was a new low, even for the barbaric Assad regime.
We know that Assad has used these weapons against the Syrian people before. That was confirmed by this Council’s own independent team of investigators.
At the Council’s 34th Session in Geneva from February 27-March 24, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations and issues.
Report by South Sudan Human Rights Commissioners details grave human rights violations and abuses, including ethnically-motivated killings of civilians and extreme violence against women and children.
The United States Concerned by Reports of Detentions and Deaths of LGBTI Individuals in Chechnya, Russia
We are deeply disturbed by recent public statements by Chechen authorities that condone and incite violence against LGBTI persons.
The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly.
At the Council’s 34th Session in Geneva from February 27-March 24, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international […]
U.S. EOV on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
The United States remains deeply concerned about speech that advocates national, racial, or religious hatred.
U.S. EOP on the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance
The United States must again dissociate from consensus on this resolution.
U.S. EOV on the Mandate of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
The United States is firmly committed to combating racism and racial discrimination.
The human rights situation in South Sudan is deeply alarming to us all.
The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven.
The U.S. agrees with other members of the Council that protection of the environment is important to sustainable development, […]