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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.58 on Universal Right of Peoples to Self-Determination

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States considers the right of self-determination of peoples to be important and therefore joins consensus on this resolution. We note, however, as has frequently been stated by the U.S. and other delegations, that this resolution contains many misstatements of ...
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Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.62 on Report of the Human Rights Council

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States offers this statement as an explanation of vote. The United States continues to view the resolution on the Report of the Human Rights Council as procedurally unnecessary. In previous years, including last year, some delegations have used it ...
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Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.36/Rev.1 on International Day of Sign Languages

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED We would like to thank the delegation from Antigua and Barbuda for their work on this resolution. We appreciate their effort to highlight this issue and note the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, specifically Article 21, which addresses ...
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Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.27 on Human Rights and Unilateral Coercive Measures

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED The U.S. will vote no on this resolution because we categorically reject its premise, its content has no basis in international law, and it does not serve the cause of advancing human rights. We reiterate the well-known and longstanding principle that ...
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U.S. Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.32/Rev.1 on Right to Food

Robin Brooks Adviser New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED We thank the delegation of Cuba for conducting a transparent negotiating process and for its efforts to address many of our concerns. This Committee is meeting at a time when the international community is confronting what could be the modern era’s most serious food ...
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