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Securing Human Rights Online: Internet Freedom Fellows Program

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, David Kennedy

2013-03-29

At the front lines of the fight for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are human rights defenders, who often depend on the internet to communicate with fellow activists and... Read More

Remarks at Luncheon in Honor of Four African Democratic Partners

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

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2013-03-27

Good afternoon. It is truly an honor to be here today with all of you. I want to thank Assistant Secretary Carson for hosting this luncheon. As you know, despite... Read More

The Role of Public Diplomacy in Countering Violent Extremism

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

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2013-03-27

Thank you, Bill – and thank you to all the students, scholars, and CVE and CT practitioners here today. It’s a pleasure to address you at START, which is doing... Read More

Reviving the Call to Action of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, Barbara Shailor

2013-03-25

Promotion of fundamental labor rights and safe workplaces is a core U.S. value. Over one hundred years ago, on this day, a fire started at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 22nd Session

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

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

2013-03-25

The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 100 Days since the Disappearance of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone

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

Secretary of State, John Kerry

2013-03-24

Today marks the 100th day since the disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, a respected individual known for his work with non-governmental organizations, the government, and the international... Read More

Strengthening the Inter-American System on Human Rights

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-03-23

The United States is pleased to welcome last night's resolution, adopted by consensus, of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly to reaffirm the importance of strengthening the Inter-American... Read More

Taking Global Action to Fight Hate

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

Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Farah Anwar Pandith

2013-03-22

In an unprecedented move, two women from the U.S. Department of State catalyzed a youth movement that was later adopted by the London 2012 Olympic Games. Farah Pandith, Special Representative... Read More

A Courageous Cuban Blogger

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2013-03-22

Almost every day, I have the opportunity to meet women who refuse to let restrictive environments hinder their determination to demand the same rights, opportunities, and futures as any person. ... Read More

Remarks by the President at the Hall of Children, Yad Vashem

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-03-22

THE PRESIDENT: “Unto them I will give my house and within my walls a memorial and a name…an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.” President Peres, Prime Minister... Read More

Announcement by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to Halt the Violence

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-03-22

The United States welcomes today’s announcement by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to halt the violence as a positive step toward ending more than three decades of tragic violence in... Read More

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Detained U.S. Citizen Saeed Abedini

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-03-22

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY I am deeply concerned about the fate of U.S citizen Saeed Abedini, who has been detained for nearly six months and was sentenced to eight years... Read More

Remarks Before the Organization of American States Special General Assembly

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

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2013-03-22

Mr. Chairman, Secretary General Insulza, thank you for convening this Special General Assembly. In a single generation, our hemisphere transformed from an exception to an example of the worldwide embrace... Read More

Remarks Before the Organization of American States Special General Assembly

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

Deputy Secretary of State, William Burns

2013-03-22

Mr. Chairman, Secretary General Insulza, thank you for convening this Special General Assembly. In a single generation, our hemisphere transformed from an exception to an example of the worldwide embrace... Read More

Testimony: Democracy and Human Rights in the Context of the Asia Rebalance

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel Baer

2013-03-21

AS PREPARED Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today with my good friend and colleague, Acting Assistant Secretary... Read More

Testimony: Democracy and Human Rights In the Context of the Asia Rebalance

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Washington, D.C.

Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Joseph Yun

2013-03-21

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today with my colleague Dan Baer to testify on the... Read More

U.S. Looks Forward to Enhanced Cooperation on Vital Issue of Combatting Religious Intolerance

Human Rights Council 22nd Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-03-21

Combating Intolerance (Resolution 16/18) AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe The United States joins consensus on this important resolution on combating intolerance, discrimination, and violence on the basis of... Read More

Statement on Upcoming Local Elections in Macedonia

Permanent Council, Vienna

Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Gary Robbins

2013-03-21

AS DELIVERED The United States calls the Permanent Council’s attention to the local elections being held this coming Sunday, March 24, in Macedonia. We were pleased to see that leaders... Read More

U.S. District Judge Revokes Beatrice Munyenyezis U.S. Citizenship

U.S Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section

2013-03-21

On February 21, 2013, in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe revoked Beatrice Munyenyezi’s U.S. citizenship after a jury convicted her on two criminal counts of procuring citizenship... Read More

Now is the Moment for Haiti to Achieve a New Era of Democratic Governance and Accountability

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-20

Item 10: ID with the Independent Expert for Haiti AS DELIVERED by Erik Richardson Mr. President, The United States thanks the Independent Expert, Michel Forst, for his work on Haiti... Read More



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