Mar 1, 2023

52nd Regular Session Human Rights Council On 27 February

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 United Nations UN Human Rights Council’s 52nd regular session is going to be begin today. The United States again to the body in January 2022 as a full member, pleasing a pledge made by means of President Biden and reflecting the centrality of human rights and multilateralism to our nation’s overseas policy. This year marks seventy five years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 30 years for the reason that the adoption of the Vienna Declaration – two milestone documents that continue to guide the work of the Council. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will supply video remarks to the assembled Human Rights Council and will use that chance to reiterate that human rights are universal, and we must proceed to improve economic, social, and cultural rights overseas and at home. Rarely has there been a time when handing over on our commitment to human rights has been greater urgent. The challenges are many and consist of Russia continuing its brutal warfare of aggression and crimes against humanity in Ukraine, abhorrent Taliban repression of girls and girls, and the People’s Republic of China’s ongoing genocide and crimes towards humanity in Xinjiang. Furthermore, the repression against peaceable protestors in Iran, specially women and girls, should stop. Iranians have the proper to freedom and justice. On all of these abuses and more, we have to act with renewed vigor. Now more than ever, the Council ought to continue to do what is quintessential to uphold the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The world is watching. U.S. The United Nations UN Ambassador and Representative of Human Rights Council Michele Taylor will head the U.S. delegation at this session. Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Acting Assistant Secretary Erin Barclay will be part of the delegation in Geneva February 27-March 1 for meetings with high-level counterparts and international humanitarian partners.