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Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Stabilization in Haiti

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, N.Y.

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

2013-03-20

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Acting Special Representative Fisher for your briefing. I would also like to welcome Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carrera, a fellow member of... Read More

Freeing of Journalist by Somali Supreme Court

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-03-20

The United States welcomes the Somali Supreme Court's March 17 decision overturning the conviction of Somali journalist Abdiasis Abdinur Ibrahim for interviewing a woman who alleged rape by Somali security... Read More

U.S. Releases First Ever Voluntary Principles Report

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokeperson

2013-03-20

Over the last 13 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative, in an effort to make... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About Reports of Crimes Against Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-19

Item 8: General Statement AS DELIVERED Mr. President, The United States is concerned about the vulnerability of migrants, including women, children and migrants in crisis situations.  We call upon countries... Read More

U.S. Remains Extremely Troubled by HRC’s Continued Biased and Disproportionate Focus on Israel

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-03-19

Item 7: General Debate AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. The goal of the United States remains a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East. Ending the underlying conflict... Read More

Addressing the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-03-19

The two-year anniversary of the Syria uprising coincides with another dark milestone: over one million refugees have fled Syria. More troubling, half of that number arrived in the last two... Read More

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Must be Protected

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

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2013-03-19

When Maria da Penha’s husband shot her in the back, leaving her paraplegic, it was the culmination of years of domestic abuse. In her battle for justice, she was fortunate... Read More

President Obama’s Nowruz Message to the Iranian People

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-03-18

  Dorood. As you and your families come together to celebrate Nowruz, I want to extend my best wishes on this new spring and new year. Around the world, and... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, NY

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

2013-03-17

AS DELIVERED I enthusiastically welcome the adoption of strong Agreed Conclusions at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s Commission focused on the global... Read More

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



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