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U.S. Continues to be Deeply Troubled By Human Rights Council’s Biased, Disproportionate Focus on Israel

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-02

Thank you, Madame President. The human rights record of all states must be addressed under a robust common rubric. As such, the United States continues to be deeply troubled by... Read More

The White House Press Secretary on Recent Attacks in Kenya

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-07-02

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians attending church services in Kenya. The attacks on two churches in Garissa follow shortly after the killing of one... Read More

U.S. Co-sponsors Joint Statement on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Read by the United Kingdom at the Human Rights Council

2012-07-02

We recognise women’s vital role in achieving and maintaining international peace and security and as such understand the need for equal political, civic and economic participation in times of peace,... Read More

Readout: President Obama’s Call to President-elect Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Barack Obama

2012-07-02

Today the President called Enrique Peña Nieto, President-elect of Mexico, to congratulate him on his victory based on the initial results issued by Mexico’s electoral authorities. The two leaders reaffirmed... Read More

Secretary Clinton Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN on Russia, Syria, and Egypt

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, thank you very much. I know it’s been a very long and intense day. Let’s begin with that critical point that you’ve talked about so many times,... Read More

Secretary Clinton Interview With Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg on Syria, Pakistan, Russia, and More

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Thank you, Secretary Clinton, so much for making the time. I know it’s been a very long day. (Laughter.) All right. Can we get started? Great. So today in... Read More

Secretary Clinton July Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Thank you for joining us here. Kofi Annan called it a serious agreement, this push for a new transitional government, but it seems quite vague. He said that it... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Democratic Republic of the Congo National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-30

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Burundi National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-30

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the government and people of the Republic of Burundi as... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Rwandan National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-30

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Rwanda as you celebrate the 50th anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Spokesperson Nuland on Syria

Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-06-30

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. As you’ve just heard from Special Envoy Annan, today the international community came together to endorse a plan for a democratic transition in Syria that aims... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Somalia's National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-30

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Somalia as you celebrate your 52nd independence... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Russia at the Consul General’s Residence with Civil Society

Consul General’s Residence , St. Petersburg, Russia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-29

SECRETARY CLINTON: Let me thank the Ambassador and the Consul General for bringing all of you here together today. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your work as I... Read More

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the World Affairs Council

Pittsburgh, PA

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

2012-06-29

Thank you, Steve, for that kind introduction, and for the invitation to join you for breakfast. Thank you for coming out so early to hear me speak about America’s responsibility... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the APEC Women and the Economy Forum

Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-29

Good evening. It is wonderful to be here. And I want to thank our hostess and the chair of the Federal Council for welcoming us here to this absolutely amazing,... Read More

Human Rights Defenders and NGOs Must Never Be Made to Feel Threatened at HRC

Geneva, Switzerland

Patrick Reilly, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-06-29

Thank you, Madame President. The Universal Periodic Review allows for an honest and open dialogue between United Nations Member States, United Nations agencies and mechanisms, and civil society. The goal... Read More

Ambassador DeLaurentis At a Security Council Briefing on UNOCA/LRA

New York, NY

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs

2012-06-29

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you Special Representative Moussa and African Union Special Envoy Madeira for your statements this morning. Mr. President, the Lord’s Resistance Army has... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe on Syria, Belarus, China, Eritrea, and More

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe U.S. Permanent Representative of the UN Human Rights Council

2012-06-28

Madame President, The brutal, persistent attacks by the Syrian regime against its own people – including the outrageous targeted killings of civilians, including women and children, at Qubeir and Houla... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe: U.S. Continues to Engage with Bahrain on Human Rights Issues

Statement by

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

2012-06-28

The United States continues to engage in candid bilateral discussions with the Government of Bahrain and a cross-section of Bahrainis, and these discussions include human rights. We believe that this... Read More

Remarks at the U.N. Security Council Open Debate on Afghanistan

New York City

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

2012-06-28

AS DELIVERED Under-Secretary-General Ladsous, thank you for your briefing today detailing the important work UNAMA’s staff performs every day under very difficult conditions. Executive Director Fedotov, thank you for your... Read More



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