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Statement on the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

This year marks many important anniversaries for women’s equality and empowerment around the world. Here in the United States, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. In the United Nations, we are recognizing the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, the 25th anniversary ...
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Explanation of Vote on the Resolution on the Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli Occupation on the Living Conditions of the Palestinian

The only realistic path to end this conflict is through negotiations aimed at achieving a comprehensive and lasting peace. Biased and counterproductive resolutions and reports like these have no place in our discourse. Rather than perpetuating politicized resolutions and reports such as this, the international community should rally around productive and tangible efforts that improve ...
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Explanation of Vote on the Resolution on Support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Specialized Agencies and International Institutions Associat

We agree in principle that UN funds, programs, and specialized agencies can provide useful support to territories that are not UN members. However, the Administering Power has the sovereign responsibility to determine the manner in which its territories can participate in the UN system. We reiterate that the domestic laws and policies of a territory’s ...
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Explanation of Vote on the Resolution on the Situation of and Assistance to Palestinian Women

We remain concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, including reports that Hamas authorities have undertaken efforts to limit women’s ability to appear in public and to move freely. We are also concerned that punishment of women for so-called “ethical” crimes continues unchecked.
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