This Administration is deeply devoted to addressing racial injustice and inequities at residence and overseas. On the worldwide stage, the USA is main by instance.
Final month, the UN’s Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights launched a report on racism and police brutality towards Africans and other people of African descent by the hands of legislation enforcement all over the world, which incorporates examination of such circumstances in the USA. Because the President has repeatedly made clear, nice nations similar to ours don’t disguise from our shortcomings; they acknowledge them overtly and attempt to enhance with transparency. In so doing, we not solely work to set the usual for nationwide responses to those challenges, we additionally strengthen our democracy, and provides new hope and motivation to human rights defenders throughout the globe.
It’s on this context that the USA intends to problem a proper, standing invitation to all UN consultants who report and advise on thematic human rights points. As a primary step, we have now reached out to supply an official go to by the UN Particular Rapporteur on up to date types of racism and the UN Particular Rapporteur on minority points. I additionally welcome the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption in the present day in Geneva of a decision to deal with systemic racism towards Africans and other people of African descent within the context of legislation enforcement. I stay up for participating with the brand new mechanism to advance racial justice and fairness.
Accountable nations should not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights file; quite, they need to acknowledge it with the intent to enhance. I urge all UN member states to affix the USA on this effort, and confront the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia. As a result of when all individuals – no matter their race or ethnicity – are free to stay as much as their full potential, our collective safety is strengthened.