All articles from: September, 2015

U.S. Statement at the Discussion of OHCHR’s Sri Lanka Report

The path on which Sri Lanka has embarked to achieve justice, reconciliation and lasting peace is a challenging one, but we are confident that the government, the Sri Lankan people and the international community can work together to meet those challenges.

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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at Reception for Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly Clements

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Kelly, you’re coming into this job at an extremely challenging time for UNHCR. But as High Commissioner Guterres noted, and I quote, “your proven leadership and rich combination of skills will be a key asset for the agency.”

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U.S. Statement at Human Rights Council Discussion on Somalia

The United States remains deeply concerned by attacks against civilians in Somalia.

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Remarks by President Obama at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism

“I believe what we have here today is the emergence of a global movement that is united by the mission of degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL.”

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U.S. Statement at Human Rights Council Discussion on Central African Republic

We reaffirm our support for the ongoing political transition process and congratulate transitional authorities for recently completing a draft constitution.

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U.S. Statement at Human Rights Council Discussion on Sudan

The Government of Sudan’s human rights record and its lack of progress towards improving the human rights situation in the country underscore the urgent need for the HRC to maintain a strong mechanism to properly monitor and report on the human rights situation to the United Nations.

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Ambassador Harper: Russian aggression in Ukraine is Blatant and Contrary to International Law

More must be done, and we will stand by the Ukrainian people as they continue their struggle for their independence and their country’s territorial integrity.

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U.S. Statement at Human Rights Council Discussion on Cambodia

We call upon Cambodia to make greater efforts to consult with and promote a vibrant, open and free civil society and to create more transparent legislative and judicial processes.

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Ambassador Hamamoto on Future She Deserves – Women, Business and the Law

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto

Today we have invited you all here to address a key issue under our Future She Deserves Economic Empowerment pillar: How to break down the legal and regulatory barriers that prohibit or restrict women’s entrepreneurship and employment.

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U.S. Statement at Human Rights Council Discussion on Libya

The deepening security and political crisis in Libya has resulted in the disintegration of rule of law, paralyzing reconciliation efforts and threatening the security of all.

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