The United States is disappointed that a vote was called on this very important resolution that enabled the Third Committee to call attention to the threats and attacks we are witnessing around the world against all individuals who are exercising their rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and assocation. We worked hard with numerous delegations to take on board their concerns, as evidenced by the large, broad cross regional group of cosponsors. Likewise, we rooted this text in the fundamental, foundational human rights documents – the UDHR and the ICCPR. We regret that certain member states have called a vote on what should be consensus. The very countries taking such actions at home are also opposing our resolution here at the UN. We urge all delegations to vote in favor of adopting this text.