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Remarks on Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Civil Society in Bahrain

Embassy of the United States in Manama, Bahrain

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2013-03-16

I am grateful for the opportunity to visit Bahrain to discuss issues of mutual interest and importance to our two countries. Bahrain has been an important partner and friend of... Read More

Response to Address by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation H.E. Aleksey Y. Meshkov

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-03-15

AS DELIVERED BY Ambassador Ian Kelly Deputy Foreign Minister Meshkov. Your presence here today demonstrates both the value that the Russian Federation places on the OSCE and the important role... Read More

U.S. Mission to the UN: Explanation of Position on the Agreed Conclusions of the 57thSession of the Commission on the Status of Women

United States Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, Teri Robl

2013-03-15

Madame Chair, The United States welcomes today's adoption of the Agreed Conclusions on the theme of the elimination of violence against women and girls. This agreement is a testament to... Read More

Statement on the OSCE Office in Baku

Permanent Council, Vienna

Political Counselor Christopher Robinson

2013-03-14

We note the request by the Government of Azerbaijan to change the mandate of the OSCE Office in Baku. The current mandate of the Office in Baku, which was renewed... Read More

OSCE Response to Report by ODIHR Director, Janez Lenarčič

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-03-14

AS DELIVERED BY Ambassador Ian Kelly Ambassador Lenarčič, welcome back to the Permanent Council and thank you for your report. The United States takes this opportunity to reaffirm our support... Read More

Remarks on Regional Economic Integration in Afghanistan

Vienna, Austria

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Geoffrey R. Pyatt

2013-03-12

I appreciate the opportunity to speak today and commend the OSCE for advancing itself as a possible platform for greater cooperation and dialogue between Central Asian states and Afghanistan. And... Read More

United States Government 2012 Public Report on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-12

http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/03/30/new-organization-will-strengthen-human-rights-protection-efforts-in-extractive-industries/ Introduction This is the first public U.S. Government report on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative. Each member of the VPs Initiative is required to... Read More

The U.S. Remains Deeply Concerned about Deplorable Global Human Rights Situations

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

2013-03-12

Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations around the world. Iran continues to fail to protect the rights to religious freedom and expression. We... Read More

U.S. Joins Call for Commission of Inquiry into Widespread Human Rights Violations in North Korea

Human Rights Council 22 - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King

2013-03-11

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN) Thank you Mr. President. The United States welcomes Special Rapporteur Darusman’s comprehensive... Read More

United States Government Recommendations on Best Practices for Companies with Operations in Bangladesh

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-11

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake hosted... Read More

U.S. Strongly Condemns Assad Regime's Brutality and Blatant Violations of Intl. Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-11

AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Thank you, Mr. President. More than 70,000 people have been killed in Syria since peaceful protests began in 2011.  The COI’s latest report ... Read More

Press Briefing: U.S. Comments on HRC Reports on North Korea, Syria, Iran and Burma

United Nations Office - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King; U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-03-11

Ambassador King: It’s very good to be back in Geneva to discuss the situation of human rights in North Korea. As you know the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in... Read More

Human Rights in Burma: Encouraging Progress, but Considerable Challenges Remain

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-03-11

Item 4:  Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Human... Read More

International Women’s Day

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-03-08

On March 8, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world. The State Department,... Read More

2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners

Office of Global Women's Issues

2013-03-08

Malalai Bahaduri First Sergeant, Afghan National Interdiction Unit (NIU), Senior Instructor Afghanistan First Sergeant Malalai Bahaduri’s story is one of hope and perseverance that began in the mid-1960’s. At the... Read More

President Obama on International Women’s Day

The White House, Washington D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-03-08

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the many milestones on the road to gender equality, and recommit ourselves to fight for the rights and opportunities of women and girls around... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing the Status of Women and Girls Around the World

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-08

No country can get ahead if it leaves half of its people behind. This is why the United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals of prosperity,... Read More

Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

U.S. AID

Deputy Administrator, Don Steinberg

2013-03-08

Working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, around the world can be a challenge. There are difficult days when you wonder if your efforts are having a real impact... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the International Women of Courage Awards

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

Secretary of State John Kerry; Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman

2013-03-08

UNDER SECRETARY SHERMAN: Good afternoon, Mrs. Obama, Secretary Kerry, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, Secretary Sebelius, Congresswoman Edwards, Minister Collins of Australia, all of Your Excellencies with us today, distinguished guests, welcome... Read More

Too Many Governments Continue to Restrict Freedoms of Expression and Association

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-08

Item 3: General Debate AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Thank you, Mr. President. In this session Council members will deliberate on resolutions concerning both Human Rights Defenders and... Read More



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