Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Nix-Hines on Item (197 EX/32)

The United States takes the floor to explain our “no” vote and to express our deep regret that, despite the momentum of goodwill shared among Member States throughout this Executive Board, we were once again presented with this highly politicized agenda item, which was even more inflammatory than previous items. We do appreciate the removal ...
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Statement by Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines to the 197th Executive Board

Thank you Mr. President, President of the General Conference, Director General, Excellencies. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly during its 70th Anniversary, President Obama highlighted the international community’s many accomplishments, including diplomatic cooperation between the world’s major powers, a global economy that has lifted more than a billion people out of poverty; ...
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