On December 10, 1948, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly and affirmed the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all people. In adopting the Universal Declaration of... Read More
Welcome to my new blog! I look forward to this opportunity to talk with you directly about important issues, share my perspective on the U.S.-Vietnam relationship, and perhaps most importantly... Read More
Michael Posner serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Sixty-four years ago today, on December 10, 1948, the world came together to adopt the Universal... Read More
International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate each December 10, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In adopting... Read More
This letter is submitted in response to the Note circulated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on October 5, 2012, transmitting a questionnaire from the WG,... Read More
We are deeply concerned by the Cuban Government’s repeated use of arbitrary detention and violence to silence critics, disrupt peaceful assembly, and intimidate independent civil society.
We understand that across... Read More
Sixty-four years ago, a group of nations emerging from the shadow of war joined together to light a path toward lasting peace. They adopted the Universal Declaration of Human... Read More
On Human Rights Day, we celebrate a simple but powerful declaration that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Adopted 64 years ago today, the... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this important session. I’d also like to thank the Secretary-General and Special Envoy Prodi for their briefings and those of others.
We... Read More
Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, December 10, I can't help but recall the moment 17 years ago in Beijing... Read More
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On December 10, seven embassy representatives, including the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., marched with a crowd of over 1,000 through central... Read More
I welcome the opportunity to be here to renew discussions on issues of mutual interest and importance to the United States and Bahrain. While here, I have had meetings with... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank you and your team for your tireless work to advance fundamental freedoms, strengthen... Read More
On November 25, the world observed the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We are now in the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which links... Read More
Thank you very much and thanks to Foreign Minister Gilmore and the Republic of Ireland for hosting us today. We applaud your work as chair in office of... Read More
Our work to rebalance U.S. diplomacy in Asia goes beyond economic and security considerations. We are also committed to standing up for America's values.
In mid-November, I was... Read More
Thank you. Thank you. Good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here at DCU and back in Dublin. I want to thank you, President MacCraith, for that kind... Read More
I am delighted to join Human Rights First in welcoming human rights defenders from around the world. I am touched that you have chosen to honor Ambassador Chris Stevens with... Read More
President Obama called President Morsi today to express his deep concern about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt. The President emphasized that all political leaders in Egypt should... Read More
Thank you very much and thanks to Foreign Minister Gilmore and the Republic of Ireland for hosting us today. We applaud your work as chair in office of the OSCE,... Read More