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Ambassador Power on Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

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

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

2014-02-13

Hi everybody. As you know, Under Secretary Amos just briefed the Council and her report only re-confirmed what’s already painfully clear to everyone who has seen the images of emaciated... Read More

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Assad's War of Starvation

2013-10-28

Op-Ed in Foreign Policy Magazine The world already knows that Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons, indiscriminate bombing, arbitrary detentions, rape, and torture against his own citizens. What is far... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Europe and Beyond

DipNote blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-10-25

I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Before an... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day 2013

President Barack Obama

2013-10-23

In 1945, after two world wars that showed the horrific lethality of modern conflict, 51 member states came together to create the United Nations, a bold new organization that sought... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for China

U.S. Department of State - Geneva, Switzerland

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-10-22

The United States welcomes the Chinese delegation. We recommend China: End the use of harassment, detention, arrest, and extralegal measures such as enforced disappearance to control and silence human rights... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Syria after the London 11 Ministerial Meeting

Foreign & Commonwealth Office - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-10-22

Remarks at a Press Availability After the London 11 Ministerial Meeting   SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. It’s a great privilege to be back in... Read More

USOSCE on Humanitarian Issues including Roma and Sinti Issues, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Displaced Persons

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 16: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II, including: Roma and Sinti Issues, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti; Migrant Workers, the... Read More

USOSCE on Human Dimension Activities

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 17: Human Dimension Activities AS PREPARED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States with implementing their human dimension commitments. ... Read More

USOSCE on Capital Punishment, Prevention of Torture, and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 15, Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism The prohibition against torture is a fundamental precept of international law... Read More

U.S. Intervention at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-09-30

Good afternoon. High Commissioner Guterres – thank you for convening this important meeting to discuss what you have rightly called “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity… unparalleled in recent history.” I also... Read More

USOSCE on Combating Trafficking in Persons

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

2013-09-30

Session 10: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings As Prepared The United States... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the United Nations Security Council

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-27

Thank you very much, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished minister members of the Security Council. Five weeks ago, the world saw rows upon rows of murdered children lying... Read More

The U.S. on the First Anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini's Detention in Iran

Abedini Vigil in front of the White House - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Jane Zimmerman

2013-09-26

I am here on this first anniversary of Saeed Abedini’s detention in Iran to stand in solidarity with those participating in vigils around the world, from Idaho to Brazil to... Read More

Ambassador Power on Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

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

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

2013-09-26

So as you know, we’ve all just come from the Council meeting on Syria where we tabled a draft resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons program. Just two weeks ago, tonight’s... Read More

New Donors Join the Lifeline Fund To Assist Embattled Civil Society Organizations

Dip Note blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-09-25

We know that civil society organizations (CSOs) in every region are all too often harassed, threatened, and attacked by both state and non-state actors because of their work, and so... Read More

USOSCE on Fundamental Freedoms II Including Freedom of Movement, National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in Protecting Human Rights

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-25

AS PREPARED Working Session 5: Session 5: Fundamental Freedoms II, Including: Freedom of Movement; National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in the Protection of Human Rights; Human... Read More

Lifeline: Embattled Civil Society Organizations Assistance Fund

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2013-09-23

FACT SHEET There has been an increasing threat to and steady decrease of space for civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world. In response, the United States government, in cooperation... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Proof of Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-19

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. QUESTION: Good afternoon. SECRETARY KERRY: Sorry to keep you waiting. We ran over with our friends from China. QUESTION: (Off-mike.) SECRETARY KERRY: Beg your pardon? ... Read More

Release of Political Prisoners in Iran

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

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-18

We welcome today’s reports that the Iranian Government has released several prisoners of conscience, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. President Rouhani pledged repeatedly during his campaign to restore and... Read More

U.S. Statement: Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-17

Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (Mr. Michael KIRBY) Mr. President: The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry, under... Read More



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