S. Douglas Bunch
U.S. Public Delegate
New York, New York
October 20, 2022
Thank you. The United States supports your mandate and your continued efforts to promote and defend the human rights of members of minority groups and marginalized communities around the world.
The United States welcomes the contributions of your most recent report — from your country visit to the United States — to our ongoing dialogue on how to counter systemic racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and intolerance and the unique vulnerabilities faced by members of minority groups and marginalized communities. We appreciate your acknowledgement of positive steps we have undertaken to advance human rights.
The Biden-Harris Administration is deeply committed to the advancement of the human rights of members of minority groups and marginalized communities in our domestic and foreign policy. We acknowledge that with leadership comes tremendous responsibility to make tangible progress on inequities that disproportionately impact members of minority groups and marginalized communities.
The United States recently presented its periodic report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, where we addressed myriad issues affecting members of minority groups and marginalized communities such as racial discrimination, economic inequality, targeted acts of violence, unequal access to education, health disparities, disinformation, and hate speech.
Through sustainable efforts, we can cultivate a more perfect union in the United States, and collectively a more just and equitable global society.
Our question is, how can countries work together to address the cross-cutting and intersectional issues faced by members of minority groups and marginalized communities?