United Nations and International Organizations - Budget Hearing, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 27, 2017   [open pdf - 255KB]

This testimony compilation is from the June 27, 2017 hearing, "United Nations and International Organizations - Budget Hearing" before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations. From the statement of Nikki R. Haley: "Thanks to U.S. leadership, human rights are at the forefront of the UN agenda. For the first time ever, during the U.S. Presidency of the Security Council, we convened a meeting dedicated solely to the protection of human rights and their relationship to conflict. We made the case that human rights violations and conflict are directly connected. History has played out that when governments don't respect the rights and voices of the people, conflict will soon follow. We've also called out the UN Human Rights Council for legitimizing human rights violators at the expense of their victims. We've put forward reforms to make the Council what it was meant to be: a place of conscience for nations and justice for victims. [...] Peacekeeping is one of the most important things the UN does. We are reviewing each of our peacekeeping missions with an eye toward ensuring they have clear and achievable mandates. We are also working to ensure that troops are ready, professional, and committed to the safety of civilians on the ground". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nikki R. Haley.

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