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Item 6 General Debate: Universal Periodic Review

The United States is encouraged by the example set by many governments that have undertaken the Universal review process with the utmost respect, seriousness of purpose, and sincerity. However, we are concerned that some aspects of the current UPR procedures do not adequately allow for full participation by UN Member States.
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Item 6 Consideration of UPR Reports – Adoption of the Report of the UPR Working Group on Macedonia

The United States notes with concern that ethnic segregation in Macedonian schools is increasing. Although this was originally done to protect minority students from ethnically based violence, it tends to deepen the dividing lines between the different ethnicities, reinforce stereotypes, and nullify reconciliation efforts.
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Item 6 Consideration of UPR Reports – Adoption of the Report of the UPR Working Group on Vanuatu

The United States commends Vanuatu for its constructive engagement with the universal periodic review process. We are cognizant of the fact that Vanuatu is a small, developing island state with no permanent representation in Geneva and of the difficulties this can pose in presenting a report at the HRC. We note that accountability and transparency ...
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Item 6 Consideration of UPR Reports – Adoption of the Report of the UPR Working Group on Macedonia

The United States notes with concern that ethnic segregation in Macedonian schools is increasing. Although this was originally aimed at protecting minority students from ethnically based violence, it tends to deepen the dividing lines between the different ethnicities, reinforce stereotypes, and nullify reconciliation efforts.
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