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I have long been a vocal advocate for religious freedom and protection of human rights around on the world.

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2008 at 11:39 am

Dear Friends,

This week, I have the distinct honor of addressing a gathering of United Nations Ambassadors on human rights and religious freedom during the Interfaith Cooperation and the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity Conference.

As many of you know,I have long been a vocal advocate for religious freedom and protection of human rights around on the world. Simply talking about human rights is not enough; I believe the U.N. must show a stronger commitment to promoting basic human rights around the world. I have called for U.N. reform on many occasions, taking the following actions during the 110th Congress:

• Cosponsored H.R. 225, legislation to withhold United States funding from the U.N. Human Rights Council
• Cosponsored H.Res. 557, condemning the U.N. Human Rights Council
• Introduced H.R. 937, withholding funds from the U.N. Development Program
• Wrote a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon regarding support for U.N. reform
• Signed a letter to Secretary Rice regarding interface with the Taiwan U.N. referendum
• Cosponsored H.Res. 939, condemning Anti-Israel sentiment at the U.N.
• Introduced H.R. 5847, the Durban II Conference Funding Prohibition Act
• Cosponsored H.R. 2712, the U.N. Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act

Today, President-Elect Obama announced his choice of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice for the positions of Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. I hope that as the new U.S. administration assumes power in January that U.N. reform will be at the top of the agenda.

Sincerely,

Scott Garrett
Member of Congress

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