U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Monaco
45th Session of the UPR Working Group
As Delivered by Sylvia Updegraff
Thank you, Mr. President.
The United States welcomes the delegation from Monaco.
We commend Monaco’s continued support for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and applaud Monaco for resettling displaced Ukrainians.
In the spirit of constructive engagement, the United States recommends that Monaco:
- Provide a way for asylum seekers and refugees to obtain official status once their temporary protection status has expired.
- Reform laws that place undue restrictions on freedom of expression and decriminalize speech critical of the ruling family and citizens holding public office.
- Permit transgender individuals to change their gender on identity documents and other public records.
I thank you.