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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

Spokesperson Nuland: Our Goal is to Unite Around a Clear Path that Leads to a Better Syria

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-06-28

Excerpt from State Department Daily Briefing QUESTION: Can we talk about Syria? MS. NULAND: We can. QUESTION: Portions of a draft of Annan’s proposal for a political transition are now... Read More

Under Secretary Otero at the Inter-American Development Bank's 4th of July Reception

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero

2012-06-28

(As Delivered) Thank you very much for the kind introduction, Executive Director Arnavat, and for inviting me to participate in this special event. I want to thank you, as well... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe: The Evidence is Incontrovertible. Assad Regime is Waging a Brutal Campaign Against the Syrian People

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-06-27

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Commission of Inquiry for its diligent and vital work. And we thank Deputy Joint Special Envoy Guehenno for his briefing on... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-06-27

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is gravely concerned about the human rights situation in Belarus, particularly in the past year since this situation was last addressed by the... Read More

U.S. Government became observer to the Roma Decade of Inclusion

Skopje, Macedonia

Deputy Chief of Mission Brian C. Aggeler, Embassy of the United States in Skopje

2012-06-27

  Good afternoon.  Earlier this year, in announcing the United States’ intention to participate in the “Decade” as an observer, Secretary of State Clinton said in Sofia: “For too long,... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Ethiopian Court's Conviction of Eskinder Nega

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-06-27

We are deeply concerned about the Ethiopian government’s conviction of a number of journalists and opposition members under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. This practice raises serious questions and concerns about the... Read More

Excerpt from the State Department Daily Press Briefing Regarding Secretary Clinton's Hope that the Geneva Meeting Will be a Step in Supporting the Syrian People

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-27

QUESTION: Geneva. As you’re obviously aware, the Geneva meeting for Saturday has been announced. Does the fact that the meeting is to be held mean that the P-5+1, notably Russia,... Read More

Enabling Women to Lead Lives Free of Gender-Based Discrimination a Key U.S. Foreign Policy Objective

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-06-26

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is proud to express its continued firm commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all around the... Read More

Women Human Rights Defenders Must be Empowered to Engage their Goverments and Speak Out Without Fear

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Megan Wong, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-06-26

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is strongly committed to supporting all human rights defenders and civil society activists who work hard every day, in every region, to ensure... Read More



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