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Discrimination, Abuse & Trafficking

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

The Boston Globe

2014-04-20

Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Situation in Homs, Syria

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-04-17

The United States is deeply concerned about the Syrian government’s violent offensive on the Old City of Homs and the neighborhood of Al-Waer, and that the breakdown in negotiations on... Read More

Remarks to the 2014 SAIS Pride Conference

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies - Washington, D.C.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Richard E. Hoagland

2014-04-16

Good afternoon. I want to thank the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for the invitation to speak to you today on one of the most important human rights... Read More

Ambassador Power at the UN Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-04-16

Thank you. Mr. Secretary General, Madam Vice President, Ambassador Gasana, Ambassador Antonio, Mr. Kalima, Mr. Nasser, guests and friends. Thank you for inviting me to share in this commemoration. I... Read More

U.S. Supports UN Commission of Inquiry’s Final Report

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns

2014-04-14

  Deputy Secretary of State William Burns meets with former UN Commission of Inquiry Chair Justice Michael Kirby at the State Department to discuss the Commission of Inquiry’s watershed documentation... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement In Honor of International Roma Day 2014

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

2014-04-10

In celebration of International Roma Day, the United States wishes to reemphasize the fundamental human rights of Roma. As Secretary Kerry noted, “we celebrate the rich Romani culture and contributions... Read More

U.S. on Raid on the Makerere University Walter Reed Project by Ugandan Authorities

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-04-04

We are deeply concerned that a U.S.-funded health clinic and medical research facility, the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), was raided by Ugandan authorities on April 3, leading to... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns at the Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2014-03-20

Good afternoon. Thank you, Uzra, for those kind words, and for your extraordinary service. I am honored to join so many remarkable people from so many corners of the globe... Read More

Justice Department ICCPR Opening Statement

U.S. Department of Justice

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Roy L. Austin, Jr.

2014-03-13

As Prepared Thank you, Mary, and thank you to the Chair and members of the Committee. My name is Roy Austin, and I serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General... Read More

U.S. on HRC Discussion Focuses Attention on Awareness of Important Issue of Access to Justice for Children

Human Rights Council 25th Session

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-13

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Intervention on the full-day meeting on the Rights of the Child “The Rights of the Child: Access to... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the FY2015 Department of State Budget

House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-12

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much, Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Lowey, Mr. Chairman Rogers of the full committee. Let me just thank all of you, first of all, for... Read More

U.S. Dialogue with UN Experts on Violence Against Children and on Children in Armed Conflict

Human Rights Council 25th Session

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-03-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children (Marta Santos Pais) and the... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the Department of State’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-03-11

Good afternoon everyone. It’s really great to be back at the State Department and to be among so many good friends and colleagues, so thank you for welcoming me. And... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Debate on Children in Armed Conflict

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-03-07

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Zerrougui, for your briefing and for your tireless efforts on behalf of the world’s young people. Thank you also to Director Lake,... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-24

This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights. Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law. The United States... Read More

Launch of the Bureau of Narcotics and International Law Enforcement (INL) Guide to Gender in the Criminal Justice System

United States Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine M. Russell

2014-02-20

Good afternoon everyone, and thank you so much for the opportunity to be here. This is an important gathering of advocates and practitioners focused on the critical importance of women... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-19

The United States is deeply troubled by the hateful rhetoric used by President Jammeh in his National Day speech on February 18. All people are created equal and should be... Read More

President Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-02-16

As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  We believe that people everywhere should be treated ... Read More

Ambassador Power at the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-01-27

Mr. Under-Secretary-General, President Ashe, Ambassador Prosor, Mr. Spielberg, Excellencies, and guests, I am honored to participate in this annual ceremony of remembrance, which is centered this year on the... Read More

Testimony: Ambassador CdeBaca on Human Trafficking at Sporting Events

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations - Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca

2014-01-27

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for the invitation to testify today, for calling this hearing to shine a brighter light on modern slavery, and for your years of leadership on this... Read More



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