All articles from: May, 2013

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights and with the Working Group on Discrimination against Women

We are pleased that the Discrimination Against Women resolution at this session will focus on this issue and we look forward to UN Women’s report on this topic to the General Assembly next fall.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Education

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets forth the right to education, and many states have taken on treaty obligations with respect to education.

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USAID Helps Jordanians Stretch Water Resources

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Rapid population growth has reduced the amount of fresh water available to the average Jordanian to less than 158 cubic meters per year — 10 times less than the average U.S. citizen consumes

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Cluster ID: Working Group on the Issue of HR and Transnational Corporation

The United States Government thanks the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises for its report.

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U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Punke at Trade Forum in Paris

Ambassador Punke

It is my hope that here in Paris, Ministers will come together around these facts and that we will find a way to encourage all WTO Members to make one last-ditch, good-faith effort to save the Bali package.

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U.S. Statement on the Role of the UN in Promoting Business and Human Rights

The United States is encouraged by work of other UN agencies to promote implementation and dissemination of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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U.S., EU Lead Global Nonproliferation, Biosurveillance Efforts

Andrew Weber

As nuclear, biological and chemical threats continue to evolve worldwide, partnership between the U.S. and EU countries to counter such threats remains critical, a senior Defense Department official said in Helsinki.

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Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Extrajudicial, Summary, and Arbitrary Killing and IDPs

The worldwide number of people internally displaced by conflict or human rights violations has reached an all-time high of over 28 million people.

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Energy Efficiency Increasing in U.S. Buildings

Chicago green roofs

In businesses, factories, schools and other public buildings, they are dimming the lights and insulating the pipes to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.

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Negotiators Cite Progress in Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Talks

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Through the TPP, the U.S. is seeking to advance a next-generation trade and investment agreement that will enhance competitiveness and expand trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

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