Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution Proposed by Cuba on Promotion of Peace as a Vital Requirement for Full Enjoyment of Human Rights

Dylan Lang
U.S. Adviser to the Third Committee
New York, New York
November 10, 2022


Thank you, Chair.

As we have stated previously, the United States does not agree with the definition of a collective “right to peace,” as human rights are universal and are held and exercised by individuals. We do not support efforts that would in any way modify or stifle the exercise of existing human rights.

Because this resolution improperly frames existing human rights, we call a vote and will vote against this resolution. We encourage other countries to vote against it as well.

Thank you.