All articles from: March, 2016

Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, more commonly known as “Test and START,” and strengthening partnerships among countries, multilateral organizations, and civil society.

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U.S. Statement Introducing Resolution on Human Rights in South Sudan

Introduction: Resolution on Human Rights in South Sudan Human Rights Council, 31st Session United States Delegation, delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper March 23, 2016   As demonstrated by the OHCHR report issued early this month, the human rights situation in South Sudan is one of the gravest situations we face at the Human Rights Council. […]

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Press Statement: Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States welcomes the agreement by the Georgian and Abkhaz participants to restart the Gali Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism.

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Ambassador Keith Harper: Human Rights Council Statement on Yemen

We welcome the work of the High Commissioner on the human rights situation in Yemen.

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U.S. Statement at the General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner

The United States commends the High Commissioner and his office and wishes to highlight the following countries where OHCHR is active.

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U.S. Statement at the General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner

The United States commends the High Commissioner and his office and wishes to highlight the following countries where OHCHR is active.

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HRC31: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Mali

The United States strongly encourages the Government of Mali to focus on protecting human rights, fostering national dialogue with all signatories of the accord, and beginning steps to reintegrate armed groups into society.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti

The United States expresses strong support and gratitude to Independent Expert Gustavo Gallón for his work in Haiti.

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Ambassador Harper: The human rights situation in South Sudan is one of the gravest situations we face at the Human Rights Council.

The U.S. urges all parties in South Sudan to protect civilians, allow safe and prompt humanitarian access, and provide access to all relevant special procedures mechanisms.

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Interactive Dialogue with OHCHR’s Ukraine Monitoring Mission

The U.S. reaffirms its support for the ongoing work of the High Commissioner’s Office to monitor and report on the situation in Ukraine

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