Human Rights Council

Statement by the U.S. Delegation to the HRC on the Venezuelan President’s Address

We regret that a head of state would use this Council for blatant domestic political purposes as it risks […]

Perspectives on Human Rights and “the Right to Development”

USAID Rosarie Tucci

As the development agenda seeks to become more sustainable and address poverty reduction, we have also begun to see […]

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 30th Session

The outcomes of the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva underscored the importance of […]

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 […]