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Seeking Election to the UN Human Rights Council

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Putting Human Rights at the Center of
U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States is deeply committed to a world in which human rights are protected, where human rights defenders are celebrated, and where those who commit human rights abuses are held accountable. Promoting respect for human rights is not something we can do alone, but is best accomplished working with our friends and partners across the globe. For that reason, the U.S. intends to seek a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for its next term. If elected to the Human Rights Council, we will use the opportunity to be a leading voice within the Council for promoting respect for human rights.

 


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Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken U.S. Department of State

Putting Human Rights at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy | February 24, 2021

Secretary Blinken announces the U.S. intent to seek election to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council starting in January 2022.

 


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Remarks to the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council | February 24, 2021

Secretary Blinken delivers remarks to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council to formally announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term.

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