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U.S. Explanation of Vote on a Global Call for Concrete Action for the Total Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia & Related In

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States would like to reaffirm its commitment to combatting racism and racist ideology worldwide. Too many people in this lifetime and throughout history have needlessly and tragically lost their lives due to race, color, ethnicity, and religion. Racism comes ...
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Explanation of Position on Agenda Item 68(a), A/C.3/72/L.19/Rev. 1 on the Girl Child

Laurie Shestack Phipps Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States joins consensus on “The Girl Child” Resolution, and we thank South Africa and the other countries of SADC for their efforts to find agreement on a strong text. We would like ...
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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.17/Rev.1 on Violence against Women Migrant Workers

Laurie Shestack Phipps Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States deplores violence against women, including against migrant women workers. Our federal laws and policies contain strong provisions to combat violence against women, including women migrants, and have many protections for migrant ...
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Explanation of Position on Agenda Item 69(a), A/C.3/72/L.16/Rev. 1 on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Laurie Shestack Phipps Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED Mr. Chair, the United States joins consensus on L.16, Revision 1 on the “Rights of Indigenous Peoples” Resolution and thanks Ecuador and Bolivia for helping us arrive at a consensus text. In explanation of position, the United States ...
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Explanation of Position on Agenda Item 72(b), A/C.3/72/L.43/Rev. 1 on Protection of Migrants

Laurie Shestack Phipps Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. States have the responsibility to protect the human rights of all persons in their territories and subject to their jurisdiction, regardless of migration status. The United States takes this responsibility very seriously and urges ...
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