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Secretary Clinton at NATO Headquarters

North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Brussels, Belgium

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-12-05

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. Well, today marks my final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial. I’ve spent a good amount of time in this building during the past four... Read More

Human Rights Day 2012

2012-12-05

The Presidental Proclamation - Human Rights Day 2012 International Human Rights Day is a celebration of our daily commitment to advance freedom and human rights. Sixty-four years ago, on December... Read More

Statement by the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero

Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights and U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero

2012-12-05

The United States is deeply concerned and saddened by the continuing violence in Tibetan areas of China and the increasing frequency of self-immolations by Tibetans. Chinese authorities have responded to... Read More

The Obama Administration and Human Rights

Human Rights First Summit - Washington, D.C.

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Samantha Power

2012-12-05

Thank you, Elisa. And thanks to all of you. This is a ridiculously serious group. Thank you for everything you do, every single day to try to improve the lives... Read More

Burkina Faso Parliamentary and Local Elections

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

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-12-04

We congratulate the Burkinabe people on their peaceful participation in Sunday’s parliamentary and local elections. Millions of voters across the country successfully cast their votes for more than 6,000 candidates... Read More

Geneva Forum Marks Real Turning Point in Discussion of Business and Human Rights

Media Stakeout in Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2012-12-04

Assistant Secretary Posner: Thank you all for being here. This morning the High Commissioner for Human Rights and John Ruggie opened the first human rights and business summit of the... Read More

Ensuring Diamonds Are Truly Conflict Free

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Jose W. Fernandez

2012-12-04

U.S. Kimberley Process Chair Ambassador Gillian A. Milovanovic and the rest of the U.S. Kimberley Process (KP) team achieved a significant number of successes during the annual KP Plenary, November... Read More

Statement on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2012-12-04

We are disappointed that the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans today blocked the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would enshrine American standards that have been developed... Read More

Remarks at the U.S.-Morocco Business Conference

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

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Jose W. Fernandez

2012-12-04

Good morning! I’m Jose Fernandez, and I’m the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State. It is my great pleasure to be here today and... Read More

Summary of Assistant Secretary Posner’s Remarks at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2012-12-04

Excerpts from Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner’s remarks at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights I want to say a... Read More

Presidential Proclamation - International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2012

The White House

President Barack Obama

2012-12-03

Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets a fair shot at... Read More

Fact Sheet: Business and Human Rights

2012-12-03

“This administration understands that in the 21st century, governments are not the only major players. Corporations, NGOs, private citizens, and civil society groups shape events and developments across the globe. ... Read More

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

2012-12-03

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles), endorsed by the United Nation (UN) Human Rights Council on June 16, 2011 with strong U.S. government support, are the... Read More

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

2012-12-03

Established in 2000, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (Voluntary Principles) is a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) involving governments, companies, and non-governmental organizations that promotes implementation of a set... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Borisov of Bulgaria

The White House

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov

2012-12-03

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to welcome Prime Minister Borisov to the White House, and his delegation from Bulgaria. I have to say at the outset that Bulgaria has proven... Read More

Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom to Speak at London Conference

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-11-30

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, the U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom, will head the U.S. delegation to a conference on implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, an initiative... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Reports of Declining Health of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Defender

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-11-30

We are deeply troubled by reports of the rapidly declining health of jailed Iranian human rights defender and 2012 Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh. Iranian officials have denied Sotoudeh, a... Read More

Remarks on Protecting Religious Freedom in Muslim World

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

Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussain

2012-11-30

Thank you to President Nick Carter, Andover Newton Theological School, First Baptist Church, and to the organizers of the Second National Baptist-Muslim Dialogue. And thank you to all of our... Read More

The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent, and Participatory Internet

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

U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Ambassador Philip L. Verveer

2012-11-30

On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. government's commitment to the multi-stakeholder model as... Read More

Response to the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

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 Ian Kelly

2012-11-29

The United States warmly welcomes the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his address. Dr. Ihsanoglu, we appreciate your interest... Read More



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