General Debate on Implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action
Human Rights Council – 48th Session
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
As Delivered by Mr. Jesse Lynch
In March, President Biden established the White House Gender Policy Council to advance gender equity and equality, combat systemic biases and discrimination, including sexual harassment, and to prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence for all, regardless of gender or gender identity.
At the UN Generation Equality Forum in June, Vice President Harris committed to reinforce U.S. institutional efforts to yield tangible results in addressing inequality in the United States and around the world.
The Vienna Declaration calls for the elimination of gender-based violence and sexual harassment and exploitation in all its forms. Women, transgender women, and gender non-conforming persons continue to face unprecedented levels of violence, abuse and discrimination.
The United States remains committed to preventing and responding to gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and exploitation for all and in particular those who face overlapping forms of discrimination, including based on race, ethnicity, and gender identity or expression.