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International Community Must Continue to Ratchet up Pressure on Assad Regime to Halt the Violence

Human Rights Council 20th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-06

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is very pleased to introduce, with our partner Turkey, draft resolution L.22 Rev.1, on the Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab... Read More

U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on the Situation in Mali

Human Rights Council 20th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Statement by Patrick Reilly on behalf of the Delegation of the United States

2012-07-06

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We are pleased that the Council has focused on the situation in Mali and joins... Read More

Special Rapporteur will Monitor and Highlight the Grave Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Human Rights Council 20th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-06

The 20th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva passed a resolution that will create a new independent Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus.  This effort... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Creation of a Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

Human Rights Council 20th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-06

Today members of the Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Eritrea.  Nigeria, Djibouti and Somalia led the drafting of the resolution, which... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Plans for Syria

Paris, France

2012-07-06

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon.  Today the international community sent a clear and unified message:  The violence in Syria must stop, a democratic transition must start, and Assad must go.  Last... Read More

Concerns over Political Developments in Romania

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

Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson

2012-07-06

We are concerned about recent developments occurring in Romania, our NATO Ally and partner, which threaten democratic checks and balances and weaken independent institutions, such as the courts.  As the... Read More

July 6 Statement on the Situation in Mali

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

Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson

2012-07-06

The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2056 on Mali, which registers the international community's grave concern about the serious threat to the stability... Read More

U.S. Introduces Human Rights Council Resolution on The Right to a Nationality

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Permanent Representative UN Human Rights Council

2012-07-05

Thank you, Madame President. I am pleased to introduce this resolution on “The Right to a Nationality: Women and Children” on behalf of the United States, Botswana, Colombia, Iraq, Mexico,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Solomon Islands Independence Day

2012-07-05

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Solomon Islands on the 34th anniversary... Read More

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Russian Law on Foreign Agents

Vienna, Austria

Political Officer Tim Fingarson

2012-07-05

The United States notes with concern the proposed draft legislation currently scheduled for its first reading in the Russian Duma tomorrow, July 6. If passed, the law would require domestic... Read More

U.S. Ambassador Donahoe on Protection of Human Rights on Internet Freedom

Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-05

The Promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet (Excerpt from Press Availability with the Ambassadors of Sweden, Brazil, Turkey, Tunisia and Nigeria) Text of the Resolution I... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton: Resolution on the Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-05

Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution with the message that there can be no division or double standard regarding human rights online.  The landmark resolution... Read More

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Support Can Help Stabilize Government Institutions

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Margaret Wang, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-07-04

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights are some of the most tangible forms of support that the Office of the High... Read More

Global Equality Fund Fact Sheet

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2012-07-04

For the updated version of this page, please see: Fact Sheet: Global Equality Fund - updated January 2014. Men and women are harassed, beaten, subjected to sexual violence, even killed,... Read More

International Community Stands Ready to Assist Governments in Protecting, Promoting Human Rights

Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council

2012-07-03

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. At the World Conference on Human Rights, the international community re-affirmed its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Principles of the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Venezuela's Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-03

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Venezuela as you celebrate 201 years of... Read More

Open and Free Expression Exposes Bigotry and Hatred to the Forces of Reason and Criticism

Geneva, Switzerland

Statement by the Delegation of the U.S. at the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council

2012-07-03

Remarks Delivered by Emily Fleckner on behalf of the United States Delegation Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur for his two reports – the first... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Iranian First Vice-President Rahimi’s Anti-Semitic Comments at the International Day Against Abuse Conference in Tehran

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-03

We strongly condemn Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s vile anti-Semitic and racist comments on June 26 at the International Day Against Drug Abuse conference in Tehran. The United Nations... Read More

U.S. Statement at the Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Megan Wong, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-07-03

Thank you, Madame President, The United States thanks Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti Michel Forst. We appreciate the opportunity to review the Independent Expert’s April 2012 report and... Read More

Statement responding to Anti-Semitic Comments at the International Day Against Abuse Conference in Tehran

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-03

We strongly condemn Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s vile anti-Semitic and racist comments on June 26 at the International Day Against Drug Abuse conference in Tehran.  The United Nations... Read More



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