New York

08 February 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on the US intention to re-engage with the Human Rights Council

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the United States of America to re-engage with the United Nations Human Rights Council.  The Human Rights Council is the world’s leading forum for addressing the full range of human rights challenges. The Council’s mechanisms and special procedures are vital tools for ensuring action and accountability. 

The United Nations looks forward to hearing the crucial voice of the United States across the Council’s urgent work.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General