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Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 35th Session

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At the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva from June 6-23, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States condemned the de facto Abkhaz authorities’ decision to drop the criminal prosecution of the suspect in the May 19, 2016, killing of Georgian citizen Giga Otkhozoria.

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Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We strongly condemn the violence in the Kasai Provinces, including the alleged summary execution of unarmed civilians, including women and children, by elements of the FARDC, the use of child soldiers by armed groups, attacked by armed groups against government officials, and the murder of two UN experts.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.

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Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the SR on the Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association and the SR on the Right to Education

We strongly support the right to education and are firmly committed to providing equal access to education.

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Statement in Response to Special Rapporteur Kiai’s Country Report on the United States

We appreciate that Special Rapporteurs provide context for a country report; we encourage such scene setting to be kept within the parameters of the mandate.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley: Remarks on Venezuela at Human Rights Council Side Event

The Venezuelan government is in the midst of destroying human rights and democracy in Venezuela.

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US Explanation of Position on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

The United States strongly supports efforts to prevent and control non-communicable diseases. NCDs are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and around the world, with severe impacts on our populations and our economies

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Ending Childhood Obesity: implementation plan

The United States strongly supports efforts to end childhood obesity – a critical public health issue in our country, and many others. In fact, tackling childhood obesity in the United States is one of our top three clinical health priorities.

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Readout of Secretary Price’s Third and Fourth Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

The Secretary shared his vision for the WHO as a place that can attract the most talented individuals from around the world with state-of-the-art expertise to advance the WHO’s mission of enhancing the public health.

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