EOP on the Human Rights of Older Persons

All delegations here share the objective of improving the well-being of older persons. As reflected in discussions in the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing over the past three years, where we differ is in our views on how best to achieve that goal.

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EOV: “Impact of arms transfers on human rights in armed conflicts.”

The United States strongly supports the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and signed the treaty two days ago in New York.

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U.S. Introduces Resolution on Syria at the Human Rights Council

The crisis in Syria is having a devastating impact on civilians, who are denied their fundamental freedoms and the ability to exercise their human rights.

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General Statement on Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

The U.S. is pleased to co-sponsor the resolution on “Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples.” Indigenous peoples throughout the world face grave challenges, and the United States is committed to addressing these challenges both at home and abroad.

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Advisory Committee Members Should Serve no More Than Two Terms

The United States would like to take this opportunity to recall paragraph 74 of the Institution Building Package, which provides that members of the Advisory Committee shall be eligible for re-election once.

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U.S. Introduces Resolution on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Civil society organizations and related associations are facing an ongoing assault around the world.

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The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

The United States believes access to health coverage is a necessary element in the full realization of one’s health potential.

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EOP on Administration of Justice

The United States is pleased to join consensus on this year’s resolution on human rights in the administration of justice. We welcome the continued focus on issues related to women and children in the justice system.

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EOP: Conscientious Objection to Military Service

Explanation of Position Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America UN Human Rights Council – 24th Session Geneva, September 26, 2013 (as delivered) Thank you, Mister President: The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution, and we are grateful for the efforts of the core group delegations to achieve […]

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EOP: The Social Forum

The United States supports the engagement and participation of civil society organizations and the private sector in the work of the Human Rights Council. However, the United States continues to have significant concerns about this resolution on the Social Forum, and therefore dissociates from consensus.

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