U.S. Statement on Technical Cooperation – HRC36 Resolution L.28

The United States supports technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights.

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Explanation of Position on Mental Health – HRC36 Resolution L.25

The United States strongly supports the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of mental health.

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Explanation of Vote on the Right to Development – Resolution HRC36 L.13 (Rev.1)

All development, including sustainable development, needs to be undertaken in a manner that is consistent with human rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on Unilateral Coercive Measures – HRC36 Resolution L.14

Sanctions, whether unilateral or multilateral, can be a successful means of achieving foreign policy objectives.

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U.S. Statement on Sudan – HRC36 Resolution L.19

We appreciate the spirit of engagement of Sudan in negotiating this resolution and thank the Africa Group for their leadership.

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U.S. Statement on Racism – HRC36 Resolution L.17

The United States regrets that we must call a vote and vote “no” on this resolution, called “From Rhetoric to Reality.”

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on Private Military and Security Companies – HRC36 Resolution L.15

We are pleased to join consensus on this resolution today.

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U.S. Statement on People of African Descent – HRC36 Resolution L.16

The United States remains fully and firmly committed to combating racism, racial discrimination, and related forms of intolerance.

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U.S. Statement on Central African Republic – HRC36 Resolution L.18

We welcome the work of the Council toward peace and security in the Central African Republic.

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U.S. Statement on Protection of Peasants – HRC36 Resolution L.29

The United States remains deeply concerned about poverty, hunger, and the individual human rights of persons working and living in rural areas.

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