Explanation of position on the resolution entitled “Enhancement of International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights”

The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution as we strongly support international cooperation in efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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EOP on the Respect of Cultural Diversity

The United States continues to support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation and dialogue among people from all cultures.

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U.S. Encourages Countries in Transition to Work with Council, OHCHR to Help Protect Human Rights

Item 10 provides countries who ask for it much needed expertise in the area of the promotion of human rights, especially on how countries can build the institutions needed to protect those rights.

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Ambassador Donahoe: the United States has Long Supported the Ivoirian People

Cote d’ Ivoire’s continued engagement with the Council’s mechanisms has been a model of constructive cooperation.

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Panel on Democracy and the Rule of Law from a Human Rights Perspective

Ambassador Donahoe: Democracy does not belong to any single region, and although expressions of democracy may vary, the underlying principles are universal.

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The United States Greatly Values the Work of Human Rights Defenders Around the World

It is the obligation of governments to protect the rights of human rights defenders and to prevent retribution against them for their work.

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Cross Regional Statement on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Our conviction that freedom of expression and access to information promotes development in all spheres of society stands firm.

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Joint Statement by 33 Nations on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

US joined 32 other countries to express commitment to keep the issue of human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity on the agenda of the United Nations

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Botswana

The United States welcomes the recent efforts by the Government of Botswana to respond to many of the recommendations made here during its UPR this past January.

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Annual Full-Day Discussion on Women’s Human Rights

The United States takes seriously its responsibility to take steps to eliminate violence against women and girls. We have taken a comprehensive approach to addressing violence against women and girls at home and abroad.

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