U.S. Joins Resolution Welcoming Observance of June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day

We believe that States must take effective measures to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons with disabilities, such as those with albinism.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote: Human Rights Council Resolution on the Death Penalty

The United States is disappointed that it was not able to join consensus on this resolution.

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Annual Thematic Discussion on Technical Cooperation – Rights of Persons with Disabilities

We welcome this panel discussion on “Technical cooperation and capacity-building in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities including public-private partnerships,” and are particularly pleased to have a diverse panel of strong advocates for human rights of persons with disabilities.

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Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte d’Ivoire

The United States thanks Independent Expert Diene for his work to promote reconciliation and transitional justice in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Report Highlights Challenges and Persistent Abuses Faced by People of the Central African Republic

We support strengthening judicial capacity to investigate and prosecute all individuals suspected of committing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

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Dialogue on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

The United States abhors racist ideology. As our history and experience have shown us, the best way to counteract these statements is through allowing a variety of more reasoned voices, including voices of members of minority groups, to outshine the vitriol of a hardened few.

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U.S. Alarmed by Recent Terrorist Incidents Targetting Vulnerable Groups Such as Women and Children

The Vienna Declaration condemns acts of terrorism which constitute serious obstacles to the enjoyment of human rights.

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Joint Statement on Eliminating Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

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We express great concern that indigenous women and girls often suffer multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and poverty that increase their vulnerability to all forms of violence.

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Human Rights Council Holds Panel on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

There are more than 60 million child brides worldwide, and one in nine girls around the world marry before the age of 15, often without their consent and resulting in severe health consequences. This profound challenge demands this Council’s attention.

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HRC Joint Statement Condems Massive Human Rights Violations and Abuses in South Sudan

We note that the last UNMISS report suggested that some of these may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity.

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