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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 9, 1995
       Statement by Lorraine Voles on Gore's Meeting with the UN
                   High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Vice President met today with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Jose Julio Ayala Lasso. The Vice President reaffirmed U.S. support for the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and applauded his efforts to strengthen the implementation of human rights standards throughout the world.

The Vice President discussed with the High Commissioner the need for the UN Human Rights Center to continue to make effective progress in promoting human rights through programs such as human rights monitoring, even in a time of increasingly scarce resources.