All articles from: March, 2017

U.S. Explanation of Votes on Item 7 Resolutions

The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Human Rights and the Environment

The U.S. agrees with other members of the Council that protection of the environment is important to sustainable development, human well-being, and the enjoyment of human rights.

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U.S. Introductory Statement on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

The U.S. is pleased to introduce for adoption Resolution L.27 on “Freedom of Opinion and Expression: Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Rights of the Child Resolution

The U.S. joins consensus on the Rights of the Child resolution with the understanding that the provisions of this resolution, and the others adopted by this Council, do not imply that States must become parties to instruments to which they are not a party, or implement obligations under such instruments.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Right to Work

We join consensus today on the resolution on the Right to Work in recognition that this right is enshrined in Article 23 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on the Negative Impact of the Non-Repatriation of Illicit Funds

With respect to illicit finance, we recognize the work of the FATF and the related efforts made by experts from around the globe on this issue.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Right to Adequate Housing

The United States supports the need to promote, protect, and respect human rights in carrying out housing policies.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on the Right to Food

The United States supports the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living, including food, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Resolution on Cultural Diversity / Cultural Rights

We support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation, and dialogue among people from all cultures.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Realization of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution concerning the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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