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Remarks at a Meeting of the Sixth Committee on Agenda Item 130: UN General Assembly Briefing on the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

Margarita Palau-Hernandez Public Delegate United States New York City October 17, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. With the closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in December 2017, the United States thanks those who have served at the ICTY for their hard work in providing justice to the victims of ... Read More»

Remarks at a Meeting of the Third Committee on a Briefing with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Ambassador Kelley Currie U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs United States U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 16, 2018 AS DELIVERED We thank Special Rapporteur Voule for his report. As you know, in countries across the globe, we are witnessing increasing attacks on individuals’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom ... Read More»

Remarks at a U.S. Event Launching the “Jailed for What?” Campaign Highlighting Cuba’s Political Prisoners

Ambassador Kelley Currie U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 16, 2018   AS DELIVERED On behalf of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, I welcome you to the UN. A few weeks ago, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel came here to the United Nations ... Read More»

Explanation of Vote on a UN General Assembly Resolution Enabling the Palestinians to Act as Chair of the Group of 77

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations United States U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 16, 2018   AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. For decades, the United States has been committed to achieving a comprehensive end to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. We have been clear that ... Read More»

Press Release: Ambassador Haley on a Vote Regarding the Status of the Palestinian Delegation at the United Nations

October 16, 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the United States voted against a UN General Assembly resolution granting the Palestinians privileges at the United Nations as chair of the “Group of 77” – a coalition of developing Member States at the UN. The United States does not recognize a Palestinian state, notes that‎ no ... Read More»