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U.S. Looks forward to First Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in 2016
March 26, 2015

Item 3: Resolution Entitled “Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law,” A/HRC/28/L.24

General Comment by the Delegation of the United States of America

Human Rights Council 28th Session

Geneva, March 26, 2015

Thank you, Mr. President.

The United States is again proud to co-sponsor this resolution on Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law at the Human Rights Council. We would like to thank Romania and the other core group members – Morocco, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Tunisia – for the open and transparent negotiations they facilitated.

Democracy promotion and rule of law are fundamental to the purpose of the Council. The forum this resolution establishes will make great strides in mainstreaming democracy and rule of law into the UN and Council’s work. It will also serve as a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these topics and affecting societies across the globe.

We look forward to the first forum in 2016 on the theme of “Widening the democratic space: the role of youth in public decision-making,” and to the other forum meetings to come.

The United States will vote proudly in favor of this resolution.

Thank you, Mr. President.