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Explanation of Vote on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Senior Area Advisor, Ambassador Ronald D. Godard

2014-10-28

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall Mr. President, as do all... Read More

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-26

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space Thank you, Mr. President, The United States is proud to co-sponsor the Human Rights Council’s second resolution on creating and maintaining, in law... Read More

Human Rights Council Expresses Grave Concern About Violence Against LGBT Persons

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-26

Explanation of Vote: L27/ Rev 1 – Resolution on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Thank you Mr. President. As a strong proponent of the rights of all persons... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 26, 2014   The outcomes of the 27th Session of... Read More

President Obama UNGA Address

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

United Nations General Assembly 69th Session PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder... Read More

Joint Statement on Violations of the Rights of Crimean Tatars and Other Minorities in Crimea

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva   Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. I am pleased to deliver this joint statement on behalf... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Cambodia

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Sarah M. Brooks Thank you, Mme. Vice-President. The United States expresses its appreciation for the report of the Special Rapporteur.  We remain concerned about the human rights... Read More

The UN World Conference on Indigenous People: An Opportunity for Real Change

USAID Impact Blog - U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID’s Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues, Brian Keane

2014-09-24

The first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), which kicked off September 22, 2014, at the United Nations General Assembly, provides us with the opportunity to reflect and take action... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Deteriorating Situation in Sudan

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-24

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan Thank you, Mr. President. The United States would like to thank the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan,... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and Economic Participation

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-22

THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, former Secretary of State... Read More

Op-Ed: Defending civil society space: A governance challenge for our times

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-09-05

This opinion piece originally appeared on the website for International Service for Human Rights, www.ishr.ch. Human rights begin 'in small places, close to home'. Those words from Eleanor Roosevelt are every... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Events in Ferguson, Missouri

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-09-04

The attention of the American people and many in the international community has focused on events in Ferguson, Missouri following the tragic death of 18-year old Michael Brown on August... Read More

Citizen Activism: Building Coalitions for Civil Rights

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-03

Back to >>> State of Rights Homepage Citizen Activism: Building Coalitions for Civil Rights - 9/9/14 at the Newseum's Knight TV Studio To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil... Read More

All Countries Must Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman

2014-09-03

It’s been dubbed the “longest hatred” by some, the “oldest hatred” by others.  And this past summer, the world witnessed the latest chapter in the age-old story of anti-Semitism. We... Read More

Mayor of Birmingham Addresses Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

William Bell

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: To the Chair and distinguished members of the committee, I am William Bell. It is my honor to come before you as the 33rd Mayor of the City... Read More

Attorney General McDaniel: Opening Remarks to Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Thank you, Mr. Chairperson and distinguished members of the Committee, representatives of civil society, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Dustin McDaniel. I am the Attorney General of... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kerry

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here... Read More

Catherine Lhamon: Opening Statement, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chairperson, Members of the Committee, and representatives of civil society: I am Catherine Lhamon and I serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States... Read More

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kappelhoff: Opening Statement Before CERD Committee

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mark Kappelhoff

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chairperson, distinguished Members of the committee, and representatives of civil society. My name is Mark Kappelhoff and I serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the... Read More

U.S. Attorney Lynch: Statement at the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: Mr. Chairperson, distinguished members of the committee, and representatives of civil society, it is an honor to be a part of the U.S. delegation and share some of... Read More



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