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Explanation of Position on a Resolution on Indigenous Peoples

The United States reaffirms its support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As explained in our 2010 Statement of Support, the Declaration is an aspirational document of moral and political force and is not legally binding or a statement of current international law. The Declaration expresses aspirations that the United States ...
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Explanation of Vote on a Resolution on the Report of the Human Rights Council

Chair - As we have stated for years in this chamber, the United States sees the annual resolution on the Report of the Human Rights Council as procedurally unnecessary. More broadly, the United States continues strongly to object to the Human Rights Council’s disproportionate focus on Israel and has concerns regarding certain other resolutions adopted ...
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Explanation of Vote on a Resolution on the World Summit for Social Development

It is our view that the United Nations must respect the independent mandates of other processes and institutions, including trade negotiations, and must not involve itself in decisions, interpretations, and actions in other forums, including the World Trade Organization. There should be no expectation or misconception that the United States would understand recommendations made by ...
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General Statement in a Meeting of the Third Committee on Assistance to Refugees, Returnees, and Displaced Persons in Africa

The United States remains concerned over the increasing number of displaced persons either from conflict or natural disasters within the African continent. The global pandemic has only exacerbated the vulnerability and increased the needs of displaced persons in addition to limiting efforts to respond to and end displacement.
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Statement on the Introduction of a Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Syria

The United States has co-authored this much-needed resolution that addresses the appalling human rights situation in Syria. We thank our cross-regional core group and all of the resolution’s co-sponsors for their support. We strongly encourage all United Nations members to vote yes in support of this resolution. Following my statement, I kindly ask the Secretariat ...
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