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The Facts on Child Soldiers and the CSPA

The Facts on Child Soldiers 14 – the average age of a child soldier 23 – the number of conflicts that involve child soldiers 40 - the percentage of child... Read More

Presidential Memorandum: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of... Read More

U.S. Congratulates President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah

Today we congratulate President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on this historic inauguration. I have known both of them for many years, and they are both... Read More

HDIM Session 10 - Rights of Persons Belonging to National Minorities

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood The rights of persons belonging to national minorities have been a primary concern in the Human Dimension from... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Fifth Anniversary of Massacre at Pro-Democracy Rally in Guinea

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 2009 massacre in Conakry, Guinea, when security forces killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more, and publicly raped more than 100 women... Read More

Engaging Muslim Communities Around the World on Issues of Mutual Interest

Today, I had the honor to attend the inauguration of the Indonesian Muslim Association of America Center with Indonesian President Yudhoyono in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ceremony underscored how much... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Ongoing Aggression Against the Government of Yemen

The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National... Read More

Op-Ed: Secretary Kerry on Afghanistan's Triumph of Statesmanship and Compromise

On Monday in Kabul, the Afghan people will inaugurate their next president, one who will work in tandem with the country’s first-ever chief executive officer — marking the first democratic... Read More

Secretary Kerry at at a High-Level Dialogue on Combating Violence Targeting LGBT

I apologize for coming in late and probably leaving early. Am I correct? I am correct. I apologize. I just mentioned to the Secretary-General the extraordinary pace of UNGA, but... Read More

U.S. Remarks at UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on South Sudan

Madame Chair, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Attendees, I am very pleased to represent Secretary of State John Kerry at this very important gathering. There are many pressing issues facing the United... Read More

HDIM Session 8 - Violence against Women and Children

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood At the Ljubljana Ministerial in 2005, we collectively affirmed that “States have an obligation to exercise due diligence... Read More

HDIM Session 9 - Violence against Women and Children

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood At the Ljubljana Ministerial in 2005, we pledged “to take all necessary steps to prevent gender-based violence against... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the Adoption of a UN Resolution on the Rights of LGBT Persons

The United States applauds today's adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of a resolution in support of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The... Read More

ISIL’s Murder of Iraqi Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the torture and murder of Iraqi human rights lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi by the Islamic State of Iraq and the... Read More

Under U.S. Leadership, World Will Defeat ISIL

The United States has has long faced threats from a lethal brand of terrorism that perverts one of the world’s great religions. We have been relentless in targeting Al Qaeda... Read More

Certification with Respect to Human Rights Related Issues In Colombia

On September 17, 2014, the Department of State certified to Congress that the Colombian government, including its Armed Forces, are meeting statutory criteria related to human rights. This certification, pursuant... Read More

Secretary Kerry on UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Today the community of nations made an historic statement in support of LGBT rights, which are human rights. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the second-ever UN resolution on... Read More

Ambassador Power on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I am very pleased that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This is only the... Read More

U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

MS. STAVROPOULOS:  Good morning, everyone.  My name is Daphne Stavropoulos.  Thank you very much for joining us here in New York.  To those colleagues and media who are joining us... Read More

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

The outcomes of the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work... Read More



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