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Ambassador Harper: Statement at Organizational Meeting for 30th Session of Human Rights Council
August 24, 2015

U.S. Statement
Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper

Organizational Meeting

UN Human Rights Council – 30th Session

Geneva – August 24th, 2015

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 Thank you Mr. President.

On behalf of a core group, we plan to offer a resolution on Sri Lanka to follow up on the new Sri Lankan government’s efforts to promote reconciliation and accountability and on the release of the report of the OHCHR investigation requested in HRC resolution 25/1.   We hope to work collaboratively with the new government of Sri Lanka and key stakeholders on this text.  The first informal has been scheduled for September 17 in Room 24 from 10 to noon.

 The United States intends to offer a resolution on Sudan which would continue the important monitoring work of the Independent Expert or an appropriate special procedure and reflect the facts on the ground about the human rights situation.    We look forward to working with other delegations on this resolution.