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Remarks at an Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Ambassador Kelley Currie U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States thanks High Commissioner Zeid for his robust and independent leadership as he seeks to address urgent human rights challenges around the world. At the September Human Rights Council ...
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Remarks to the Third Committee Following a Briefing by the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Lloyd Claycomb Special Advisor New York City October 13, 2017 AS DELIVERED We reaffirm and continue to uphold the bedrock principle that torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment are categorically and legally prohibited always and everywhere, they violate U.S. and international law, and offend human dignity. The United States ratified the Convention ...
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Remarks to the Sixth Committee on Agenda Item 87: Responsibility of International Organizations

Mark Simonoff Minister Counselor U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 13, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to reiterate its thanks to the International Law Commission for its work on this topic. We also thank the Secretary-General, and in particular the Office of Legal Affairs, for ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the United States’ Withdrawal from UNESCO

October 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In July, when UNESCO made its latest outrageous and politically based decision, designating the Old City of Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as part of Palestinian territory, the United States clearly stated that this decision would negatively affect our evaluation of our level of engagement with the ...
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