THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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.