Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Report of the Human Rights Council

Courtney Nemroff
Deputy U.S. Representative to ECOSOC
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
November 13, 2018


Thank you, Mr. Chair.

The United States offers this statement as an explanation of vote. The United States continues to view the resolution on the Report of the Human Rights Council as procedurally unnecessary.

More broadly, the United States continues to strongly object to the Human Rights Council’s disproportionate focus on Israel and has concerns regarding certain other resolutions adopted over the past year. We also believe the continued membership of some states that have especially poor human rights records undercuts the credibility of the Council.

Thank you.