U.S. Explanation of Vote on the Negative Impact of the Non-Repatriation of Illicit Funds

With respect to illicit finance, we recognize the work of the FATF and the related efforts made by experts from around the globe on this issue.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Right to Adequate Housing

The United States supports the need to promote, protect, and respect human rights in carrying out housing policies.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on the Right to Food

The United States supports the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living, including food, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Resolution on Cultural Diversity / Cultural Rights

We support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation, and dialogue among people from all cultures.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Realization of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution concerning the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

We are pleased the resolution recognizes that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, including the right to privacy.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on HRC Resolution on the Effects of Terrorism on Human Rights

The United States has serious concerns and questions about the focus and intention of this resolution.

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Statement by the U.S. Introducing the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on Sri Lanka reflecting continued strong commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation for all the people of Sri Lanka.

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Item 10: General Debate on Technical Assistance and Cooperation

The United States is troubled by anti-democratic actions in Cambodia such as the jailing of opposition politicians and civil society figures, and the National Assembly’s recent adoption of a law that allows courts to dissolve the opposition.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Promotion of the Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity

We support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation, and dialogue among people from all cultures.

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