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Geneva Press Briefing by Harold Hongju Koh and Michael Posner

Let me say on behalf of President Obama and Secretary Clinton how delighted we are to be here. With the Obama administration’s renewed focus on the cooperative efforts of the world and rejoining those efforts, Geneva has again emerged as an extremely important place for the United States government. The Assistant Secretary for International Organizations, ...
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Item 5: Report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People on its Second Session

The United States welcomes the work of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, having had the opportunity to attend its Second Session in Geneva. The cooperative tone and rich, substantive discussion during the Session further contributed to our own reflections on how best to work with indigenous peoples in the United States ...
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Item 5: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

The United States welcomes the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, for its insightful analysis of the overlapping mandates of the indigenous mechanisms in the United Nations system. My delegation joins others in applauding the initiative of all mechanisms to join in ...
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Annual Discussion on the Integration of Gender Perspective in the Council’s Work (with Focus on UPR)

The U.S is deeply committed to the cause of making human rights a reality for millions of oppressed people around the world. Of particular concern to our Administration is the plight of women and girls, who comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unschooled, unfed, and unpaid. If half of the world’s population remains vulnerable ...
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