All articles from: June, 2014

U.S. Looks Forward to Future Appropriate action on Roma issues at the HRC

Roma persons, just like all persons, possess human rights that adhere to them as individuals.

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U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on Extreme Poverty

The United States has had a long-standing commitment to international development, and has put substantial resources behind that pledge.

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U.S. Joins Resolution Welcoming Observance of June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day

We believe that States must take effective measures to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons with disabilities, such as those with albinism.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote: Human Rights Council Resolution on the Death Penalty

The United States is disappointed that it was not able to join consensus on this resolution.

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Archives: Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (May 2014-January 2017)

Ambassador Hamamoto

Ambassador Hamamoto presented her credentials in Geneva on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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U.S. Welcomes Appointment of Experts to Panel on Sri Lanka Human Rights

The U.S. welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay’s announcement of the distinguished experts who will advise the panel conducting the international investigation into the alleged human rights violations and related crimes in Sri Lanka, as called for in the March 2014 Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Negotiations Committee

Let me be clear, as Ambassador Froman was during recent meetings in Paris: If the Trade Facilitation Agreement unravels, it’s hard to imagine a post-Bali work plan proceeding. Why? Because Members of this organization will have demonstrated to the world that WTO negotiations, even when they are successful, are simply not taken seriously by all WTO Members. This would devastate our collective credibility to negotiate in areas that all of us know are far more difficult than trade facilitation.

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Annual Thematic Discussion on Technical Cooperation – Rights of Persons with Disabilities

We welcome this panel discussion on “Technical cooperation and capacity-building in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities including public-private partnerships,” and are particularly pleased to have a diverse panel of strong advocates for human rights of persons with disabilities.

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USAID and Partners Unveil New Efforts to Save Millions of Women and Children from Preventable Deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.

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Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte d’Ivoire

The United States thanks Independent Expert Diene for his work to promote reconciliation and transitional justice in Côte d’Ivoire.

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