Human Rights Council

U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

We also welcome the adoption of the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, […]

Statement on Co-Sponsorship of Equal Participation in Political and Public Affairs

This important and timely resolution calls attention to the growing number of ways in which citizens participate in political […]

Explanation of Vote on Forum on People of African Descent in the Diaspora

We endorsed its recommendation to create a Forum for People of African Descent. Given our belief in the […]

U.S. Explanation of Vote on Racism – From Rhetoric to Reality

The government of the United States of America is deeply engaged in combating racism and racial discrimination.

U.S. Explanation of Vote on Right to Development

The U.S. has long-standing, demonstrated commitments to alleviating poverty and promoting development globally through programs in food security, electrification, […]

Statement on Success at HRC 30

The productive 30th session of the Human Rights Council ended with powerful statements on Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan, Burundi, […]