All articles from: September, 2015

HRC 30 Discusses Human Rights Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We remain deeply concerned by the noticeable curtailing of freedom of expression, the right to peaceful assembly, increased pressure on civil society, as well as violations and abuses by security forces and numerous armed groups.

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Remarks by President Barack Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

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Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve.

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U.S. Statement on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

The United States is founded on the principle that we cannot overcome intolerance by suppressing freedom of expression

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Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

The United States is a dynamic democracy that promotes diversity while acknowledging and addressing our existing challenges.

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Statement by the United States at the September 28, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the September 28, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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Joint HRC 30 Statement on Strengthening of a Pluralistic Civil Society

We stand firm in our commitment, consistent with our human rights obligations, to support a pluralistic civil society.

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U.S. Statement on Civic Space and NGOs

U.S. regulations encourage and assist NGOs to be active, rather than restrict and repress them.

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Just Launched: Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health

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The United States supports the vision for development represented by the global goals and the new tools and approaches.

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U.S. Joins HRC Joint Statement on Preventing Reprisals

“States have the obligation and responsibility to prevent, investigate and ensure accountability for any acts of reprisal.”

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

The United States is pleased to announce more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees in the region.

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