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Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.33 on Promotion of Equitable Geographic Distribution in the Membership of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED Our views on this resolution are longstanding and well-known. Because the United States continues to have reservations about this resolution and a number of controversial elements, we will vote no on this resolution. We urge other Member States to vote against ...
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Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.31 on Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED Democracy, human rights, and the rule of law are all critical elements of U.S. foreign policy. Our views on the topics of this resolution are longstanding and well-known, as are our views about the existence of a “right to development.” Because ...
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Explanation of Vote on A/C.3/72/L.29/Rev.1 on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

Mordica Simpson ECOSOC Advisor United States New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States continues to support the promotion of cultural pluralism, tolerance, cooperation and dialogue among individuals from different cultures and civilizations. We also firmly believe that all governments are responsible for protecting the rights and freedoms set forth in international ...
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Explanation Before a Third Committee Vote on A/C3/72/L.56/Rev.1 on Combating Glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism & other practices that contribut

Robin Brooks Adviser New York City November 16, 2017 AS DELIVERED As previously stated, the United States unequivocally condemns the glorification of Nazism and all forms of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and related intolerance. Therefore, it is with particular regret that we had no choice but to call a vote and vote “no” on this resolution ...
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Remarks at a First Committee Meeting on Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Ambassador Robert Wood U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament New York City November 16, 2017 Mr. Chairman, colleagues, during this year, many Member States have acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention through events reaffirming the solemn objective enshrined therein: “for the sake of all mankind, to exclude completely the possibility of ...
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