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Internet Thought Police, Offline Attacks: Threats to Media Freedom in the Digital Age

Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, U.S. Congress

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

2012-07-25

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discuss both traditional and emerging threats to fundamental freedoms, both online and offline.  Mr. Chairman, I ask that these remarks be submitted... Read More

Secretary Sebelius at Opening of AIDS 2012 Conference

Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2012-07-24

Fellow speakers, delegates, colleagues, and friends: on behalf of President Obama, I’m pleased to welcome the International AIDS Conference back to the United States. And I want to give a... Read More

President Obama on the Death of President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana

President Barack Obama

2012-07-24

It was with great regret that I learned of the passing of President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana. I will always remember my trip to Ghana in 2009, and... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Death of Cuban Christian Democratic Movement Leader Oswaldo Paya

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-23

We learned with great sorrow of the untimely death of Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá, founding member of the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba. He was a tireless champion for greater... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the July 2012 International AIDS Conference

Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, and – (applause) – now, what would an AIDS conference be without a little protesting? We understand that. (Applause.) Part of the reason we’ve come as... Read More

U.S. Envoy Kelly at OSCE on LGBT Rights in Russian Federation

Vienna, Austria

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

2012-07-23

As Delivered Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We note our continued concern about new laws in Russia that restrict the freedoms of expression and assembly for all Russians, but which are... Read More

Fact Sheet: Progress on Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

Washington, D.C.

Office of the Spokesperson, US Department of State

2012-07-23

What is an AIDS-Free Generation? An AIDS-free generation entails that first, no one will be born with the virus; second, that as people get older, they will be at a... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Symposium on Genocide Prevention

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.

2012-07-23

   Thank you very much, and it’s a tremendous honor for me to be here on this occasion for such an important conference. I want to start by thanking Sara... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Death of Oswaldo Payá

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-07-23

The President's thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Oswaldo Payá, a tireless champion for greater civic and human rights in Cuba. Payá gave decades of his... Read More

July Statement by Under Secretary Otero and Company on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Kelly Clements;Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, Mark Bartolini

2012-07-20

MR. VENTRELL: Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for joining us. Today we have an on-the-record call, and we’re joined by Maria Otero, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security,... Read More

President Obama on the Occasion of Ramadan

President Barack Obama

2012-07-20

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world at the start of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is... Read More

Remarks by Special Envoy Rosenthal delivered at the Active Citizenship and Hours Against Hate Event

Budapest, Hungary

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-07-20

It is my privilege to be in Budapest today and present the U.S. Embassy’s Active Citizenship Award to the March of the Living Foundation. Each month, Ambassador Kounalakis recognizes citizens... Read More

Secretary Clinton On Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap

Gallup, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-19

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. Well, it’s wonderful being here with all of you today, and I want to start by thanking Gallup for co-sponsoring this conference with the... Read More

Fireside Chat with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-07-19

Join Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe for a live Fireside chat via Ustream on Thursday, July 19 from 7:00-7:30p.m. EDT (access it here).  Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe is the U.S. Representative... Read More

Explanation of Vote At a Security Council Session on Syria

New York, NY

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-07-19

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This is the third time in ten months that two members, Russia and China, have prevented the Security Council from responding credibly to the Syrian... Read More

Fact Sheet: Closing the Gender Data Gap

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

2012-07-19

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks at Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap. Hosted by the Department of State and Gallup, Inc. in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

U.N. Envoy Rice's Response to Vetoing of Syria Resolution

New York, NY

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-07-19

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: It’s pitiful and deeply regrettable that again today Russia and China, for the third time, have vetoed a resolution that garnered the overwhelming support of this Security... Read More

Syria: Numbers and Locations of People Fleeing Internal Violence

2012-07-19

View a map of numbers and locations of people fleeing internal violence in Syria. View map in PDF... Read More

Honoring Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

Laura Santini, Assistant Information Officer at the U.S. Mission in Pretoria, South Africa

2012-07-19

For the U.S. Mission to South Africa, Mandela Day began at 8:00 a.m. on the chancery lawn with a resounding chorus of Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela, who turned 94... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake's Testimony on Human Rights in Bangladesh

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr.

2012-07-19

Testimony: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission U.S. Congress Good afternoon. Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you today regarding the human rights situation in Bangladesh. I appreciate Congress’... Read More



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