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Explanation of Position Agenda Item 27(b), L.43/Rev.1 on Promoting Social Integration through Social Inclusion

Ambassador Kelley Currie U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 20, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States thanks Peru for its work on and constructive approach to the resolution “Promoting Social Integration through Social Inclusion.” However, we must dissociate from the portion of preambular paragraph ...
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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.39/Rev.1 on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 17, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States recognizes the importance and challenges of meeting basic needs for water and sanitation to support human health, economic development, and peace and security. The United States is committed to addressing the global challenges relating to water and sanitation ...
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Remarks on A/C.3/72/L.44/Rev.1 on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 17, 2017 AS DELIVERED We do not recognize any obligation under international human rights law to prevent terrorism or protect individuals from terrorist attacks, but urge all states to comply with their applicable international legal obligations while countering terrorism. In this regard, we note that ...
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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.15/Rev.1 on Policies and Programmes Involving Youth

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 17, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States wishes to express our thanks to the delegations of the Republic of Moldova, Portugal, and Senegal for their efforts as the main sponsors and facilitators of the resolution. We regret, however, that we must dissociate from paragraph 8 ...
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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.10/Rev.1 on Persons with Albinism

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 17, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States joins consensus on the resolution on “Persons with Albinism.” We thank Malawi for its efforts to arrive at a consensus resolution, and would like to deliver the following Explanation of Position. We understand that this resolution does not ...
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