‘The world is ready to listen’: Obama’s State Department welcomes ‘positive” reports of UN human rights response

Business Insider article Desk,Human Rights article article Human Rights article Desk: United States welcomes positive report of UN Human Rights response article United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes a report of “positive” international human rights actions from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the White House said Wednesday.

The report, released by the United States in a joint statement with the United Kingdom, said it “does not endorse” any action or report that does not explicitly call for full implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540 and its companion resolution 1601, but the statement added that the report does not condemn any actions taken or inaction by governments.

In the statement, which did not specify which countries were invited to submit reports, the Obama administration also said it welcomes the “positive developments” of the Council on International Relations.

“While the United Nation has repeatedly called for and endorsed the full implementation and enforcement of its resolutions, there is no substitute for the full and effective implementation of its obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the statement said.

The United States and the other U.S. delegations included in the joint statement were: Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The White House did not identify the countries or their delegates to submit their reports.

The U.K. and the Netherlands are both signatories to the United National Charter for the Protection of Human and Peoples’ Rights, which is the charter’s most significant provision.