Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 21, 2013

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS) Special General Assembly in Washington, DC, March 22. At the assembly, he will underscore the United States commitment to a robust system of hemispheric human rights protection. He will also emphasize U.S. support for productive reform that will strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and preserve its independence.

PRN: 2013/0324