The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs today introduced Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses, the first guide developed by the U.S.... Read More
The Department of Labor has created an online tool that will provide detailed, step-by-step, practical guidance to businesses and other stakeholders. This new toolkit shares the best practices for creating... Read More
The Forum for the Future is a unique platform bringing together governments, the private sector and civil society groups from throughout the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region... Read More
The following is a December 14 joint declaration adopted by participants in the G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative at the 9th Forum for the Future.
1. The... Read More
We are aware of the European Union’s concerns regarding the death penalty in the United States and the case of Manuel Pardo, in particular.
As the United States... Read More
The United States wishes to join with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, in expressing our concern about the December 5 murder of television journalist Kazbek... Read More
The United States notes with concern that a court in Tajikistan ordered the NGO Amparo to close on October 24, 2012, citing alleged minor administrative irregularities in the organization’s operations. ... Read More
I thank all whose hard work made this gathering possible: the Tunisian government; under whose leadership we have seen unprecedented engagement with civil society; my counterparts from the... Read More
The United States notes with concern that a court in Tajikistan ordered the NGO Amparo to close on October 24, 2012, citing alleged minor administrative irregularities in the organization’s operations.... Read More
As we approach the one year anniversary of the violence in Zhanaozen on December 16, the United States recognizes the efforts the government of Kazakhstan is taking to... Read More
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. And thank you, Mr. High Commissioner for initiating this important dialogue. I hope and trust it will continue to inform and to inspire us well... Read More
December 10 was International Human Rights Day and marked the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, a revolutionary document that recognized the inherent... Read More
The United States would like to express its appreciation for the Parliamentary Assembly’s efforts in connection with the recent parliamentary elections in Romania, and for its informative report.
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During Human Rights Week, we reaffirm our commitment to upholding human rights and human dignity at home and abroad, and we recognize the need to build a world in which... Read More
I thank all whose hard work made this gathering possible: the Tunisian Government; under whose leadership we have seen unprecedented engagement with civil society; my counterparts from the nations of... Read More
Gene A. Cretz serves as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
While many Americans experienced long lines when voting in our 2012 elections, by and large, they faced these inconveniences with patience... Read More
Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the invitation to testify before the Subcommittee on the crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic... Read More
The United States joins the government of Afghanistan in strongly condemning the murder of Najia Sediqi, who was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday morning. As Acting Director of Provincial... Read More
Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, for that kind introduction. It is a special honor to be with you the day after the European Union was awarded the 2012 Peace Prize. My... Read More