Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.52 on Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of all Human Rights

Mordica Simpson
ECOSOC Advisor
United States
New York City
November 20, 2017


The United States is calling a vote and will vote against this resolution. Our views on this topic are longstanding and well-known; we fundamentally reject the notion that globalization can be invoked to justify the abridgement of human rights. We urge other Member States to vote against this resolution as well.

It is also worth noting that this resolution offers an additional example of China’s attempts to impose its national view of multilateralism and world geopolitics on the international system. The United States cannot agree to this language, but looks forward to working with China and others in the months and years ahead to sustain and strengthen the international norms on which the global system is based.