All articles from: May, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Sylvia Burwell’s Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell giving remarks at WHA plenary

The United States is committed to improving our own health system to better serve our people—work that has begun in earnest with the Affordable Care Act and other efforts to create a better, smarter, health care system.

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s Remarks at Global Health Security Agenda Side Event

I would also like to thank Director General Margaret Chan for her vision and leadership in supporting the Global Health Security Agenda and working with all participating Member States on this effort. WHO’s collaboration on GHSA is essential to ensure good alignment with efforts to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR).

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Secretary Kerry: Discrimination Against LGBTI Persons Must End – And it Must End Now

The United States remains unwavering in our commitment to advance the human rights of LGBTI persons here at home and around the world.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Libya

We acknowledge the immense difficulties you face in protecting human rights. The deepening security and political crisis and the disintegration of rule of law have paralyzed efforts to promote and protect human rights in Libya.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Jamaica

We commend Jamaica’s commitment to the UPR process demonstrated by its progress on recommendations accepted in the first round as well as its overall commitment to democracy.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Croatia

We commend Croatia’s commitment to the promotion of human rights. With Croatia’s accession to the EU, we hope that Croatia will continue to serve as a model showing that ensuring respect for human rights is key to democratic development and long term economic growth.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of the Marshall Islands

We acknowledge the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ continued commitment to human rights and to strengthening laws protecting human rights.

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All WIPO Members Should Be Able to Participate Equally in Lisbon Agreement Diplomatic Conference

This is about more than the legitimacy of the Lisbon Agreement itself. This issue has alarming implications for the future of WIPO as an organization.

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U.S. Joins Request for an Open Diplomatic Conference – WIPO / Lisbon Union Meeting

We would like to state for the record that we object to the closed, non-inclusive method of work being advocated by most of the Lisbon Members for this diplomatic conference.

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James Cadogan, Department of Justice – Statement at the UPR of the United States

Just as we celebrate the great advances we have made, we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to their promise

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