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Burma's Rohingya: Beyond the Communal Violence, Remarks by Assistant Secretary Richard

Open Society Foundations and Refugees International, Washington, D.C.

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

2012-10-09

I was invited by my good friend Michel Gabaudin of Refugees International, and just now introduced by my good friend Mort Halpern of Open Society, to speak about this issue.... Read More

Transcript: Panel Discussion on Georgia's Parliamentary Election Results and Their Significance

Washington, D.C.

Transcript via The Atlantic Council by Federal News Service

2012-10-09

The Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted a discussion about Georgia’s recent parliamentary elections held on October 1 with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen on Human Dimension Activities at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Head of US Delegation to the OSCE, Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen

2012-10-05

Session 17 - OSCE Human Dimenion Implementation Meeting Human Dimension Activities AS DELIVERED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States... Read More

Final Remarks from Ambassador Kozak at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Ambassador Michael Kozak

2012-10-05

Closing Reinforced Plenary - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting AS DELIVERED We thank ODIHR and Poland for once again hosting the HDIM in this lively city of Warsaw. We are... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kozak at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Closing Plenary

Warsaw, Poland

Ambassador Michael Kozak

2012-10-05

Closing Reinforced Plenary: Any Other Business - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting AS DELIVERED I recently heard a proverb that brought to mind some of the more intransigent problems we confront... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen on Democracy at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Head of US Delegation to the OSCE, Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen

2012-10-05

Session 16 - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Democratic Institutions, including: Democracy at the national, regional, and local levels; Citizenship and political rights AS DELIVERED Moderator, in the 1990 Copenhagen... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon’s Interview with Rustavi 2 on Georgia Elections

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2012-10-05

Interview with David Nikuradze of Rustavi 2 QUESTION: Secretary Gordon, first of all, thank you very much for your time. How would you comment on parliamentary elections in Georgia? Central... Read More

Standing Firm Behind Civil Society: Lifeline – The Embattled CSOs Assistance Fund

Washington, D.C.

Lifeline Donor Steering Committee

2012-10-05

Around the world, negative trends affecting civil society organizations (CSOs) continue.  In the past five years, more than 50 nations have issued restrictions constraining civil society, including restrictions on receiving... Read More

Remarks at the 2012 InterPride Annual World Conference

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

2012-10-05

I am very proud to be here tonight on behalf of Secretary Clinton and the Obama Administration.  I’m sure that the participants in the first Pride more than four decades... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Accomplishments at the Human Rights Council 21st Session

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokespersn Victoria Nuland

2012-10-04

The United States commends the important achievements of the Human Rights Council in promoting and protecting human rights during its recently concluded 21st session. Early in the session, the United... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Capture of Kismayo in Somalia from al-Shabaab

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-10-04

The United States welcomes the capture of the strategic port city of Kismayo by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers and Somali forces. Al-Shabaab’s departure from Kismayo demonstrates continued... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Rice at U.N. Security Council Debate on Haiti

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

2012-10-04

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Fernandez for your briefing. Before I begin, I’d like to congratulate Guatemala on assuming the Presidency of the Security... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Head of US Delegation to the OSCE, Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen

2012-10-04

Session 14 - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Tolerance and nondiscrimination: Prevention and responses to hate crimes in the OSCE area; Combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination, also focusing on intolerance... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen on Democratic Election at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Head of US Delegation to the OSCE, Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen

2012-10-04

Sesssion 15 - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Democratic Institutions including Democratic Elections AS DELIVERED The conduct of democratic elections requires not only transparent management of polling, but also an... Read More

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Richard at the 63th Executive Committee Meetings of UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-10-04

Mr. Chairman, I’m very pleased to be in Geneva leading the United States delegation to the 63rd Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR. As this is the first time... Read More

U.S. Statement on Protection in UNHCR Executive Committee

Geneva, Switzerland

Delivered by Margaret Pollack, Director, Multilateral Coordination and External Relations, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

2012-10-04

Thank you, Madame Chairman. Protection is hard work. As the Assistant High Commissioner noted, it is not becoming easier. Populations of concern to UNHCR are near all-time highs. There... Read More

Remarks from Under Secretary Sonenshine on the Impact of Social Media

Los Angeles, California

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine

2012-10-03

Remarks for Pacific Council on International Policy AS DELIVERED Thank you Ernie, for that introduction. And my special thanks to the Pacific Council for hosting me, and the Southern California... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Georgian Elections

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-10-03

The United States congratulates the citizens of Georgia on their peaceful and active participation in yesterday’s parliamentary elections. This was an historic day for all Georgians and for Georgia’s democratic... Read More

Remarks from Scholar Nida Gelazis at OSCE Session on National Minority Rights

Warsaw, Poland

Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Associate Nida Gelazis

2012-10-03

Session 12 - OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Rights of persons belonging to national minorities, including: National minorities; Preventing aggressive nationalism, racism and chauvinism AS DELIVERED An esteemed OSCE institution,... Read More

Secretary Clinton Hosts the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul

2012-10-03

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, and let me welcome all of you to the State Department, to the Benjamin Franklin Room, for the launch of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Commission. I want... Read More



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