U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice today announced that United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee adopts first-ever resolution on Syria’s human rights abuses.
“Today, the United Nations General Assembly spoke up for the people of Syria and against the Asad Regime, which has repeatedly gone to horrific lengths to silence dissent.” -Ms. Rice
She highlighted that today’s measure, co-sponsored by 61 states, including the United States and key Arab partners, condemns human rights abuses by the Syrian regime, including the killing, arbitrary imprisonment, and torture of civilians, including children.
“It calls upon the Syrian authorities to comply with their international obligations and cooperate fully with the Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council.” -Ms. Rice
She stressed that the U.S. will continue working with the international community to press for an end to the violence and human rights abuses in Syria.