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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

U.S. is Committed to Preventing, Reducing, and Ultimately Eliminating Violence Against Women

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Emily Fleckner, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-06-26

Thank you, Madame President We thank the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers for her examination of the independence and impartiality of prosecutors. The United States wholeheartedly... Read More

Spokeperson Nuland on the Crackdown on Demonstrators in Sudan

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-06-26

The United States condemns the numerous arrests and detentions that have been taking place over the past week in Sudan in response to peaceful demonstrations. There have been reports of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Djiboutian National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-26

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Djibouti on the 35th anniversary of your... Read More

The White House Press Secretary on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-06-26

On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the United States joins the international community in pledging to work toward the elimination of torture and all other forms... Read More

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference, June 26 Keynote Address by Deputy Assistant Secretary Rubin

Opening Session, OSCE Annual Security Review Conference, Vienna, Austria

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Eric Rubin

2012-06-26

 Mr. Chairman, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to the Chairmanship of the OSCE for its energy and effort to expand the Annual Security Review Conference and... Read More

Strengthening the OSCE’s Response, Consolidating Progress: Statement to the June 26 OSCE Annual Security Review Conference

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2012-06-26

As prepared for delivery The OSCE’s comprehensive notion of security is one of its greatest comparative advantages in addressing transnational threats (TNTs), which are not only transnational but also cross-dimensional. ... Read More

Summary of Remarks by Assistant Secretary Posner to the RFK Compass Conference

Robert F. Kennedy Compass Conference, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-06-26

The following is based on remarks by Assistant Secretary of Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor Michael H. Posnerat the RFK Compass Conference Rules of the road are emerging for a global... Read More

Eliminating Human Trafficking Has Long Been A Priority for the United States

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2012-06-25

Thank you, Madame President. Eliminating human trafficking has long been a priority for the United States. At home, we are establishing innovative multi-agency task forces to investigate and prosecute high-impact... Read More

The White House Press Secretary on Egypt's Presidential Election

The White House, Office of The Press Secretary

2012-06-25

The United States congratulates Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his victory in Egypt’s Presidential election, and we congratulate the Egyptian people for this milestone in their transition to democracy. We look... Read More

Readout of President Obama's Call with General Ahmed Shafiq of Egypt

President Barack Obama

2012-06-25

President Obama called General Ahmed Shafiq today to commend him on a well-run campaign. The President encouraged General Shafiq to continue to play a role in Egyptian politics by supporting... Read More

Readout of President Obama's Call with President-Elect Morsi of Egypt

President Barack Obama

2012-06-25

President Obama called Dr. Mohamed Morsi today to congratulate him on his victory in Egypt’s presidential election. The President underscored that the United States will continue to support Egypt’s transition... Read More

Transformative and Culturally Sensitive Reparations for Women Subjected to Violence

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-06-25

Thank you Mr. Vice President. Despite significant efforts by the international community, women still suffer disproportionately from poverty and violence. Tackling the underlying causes of violence against women requires not... Read More

Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Combating Crime-Terror Pipelines

National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

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

2012-06-25

Good morning. Thank you, Mr. Miklaucic, for your kind introduction, and to the Center for Complex Operations for hosting this Dialogue. The National Defense University continues to make great contributions... Read More

Internet Freedom Fellows Program Emphasizes Defense of Fundamental Freedoms Online

Washington, D.C.

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

2012-06-25

    (Photo: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy,  Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer with Internet Freedom Fellows from India, Burkina Faso, Syria, Venezuela taken at the State Department... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syrian Shoot-Down of Turkish Aircraft

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-24

Translated: فارسی I spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu yesterday to convey our grave concern about the downing of a Turkish F-4 fighter jet by Syrian forces on June 22.... Read More

Special Envoy Rosenthal at the 9th Biennial Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium

Wroxton College, United Kingdom

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-06-24

Good evening. Thank you for inviting me here today. It is an honor to represent the United States Government and to participate in Wroxton College’s 9th Biennial Stephen S. Weinstein... Read More

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights and the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2012-06-22

(as prepared for delivery) Thank you, Madame President. Eliminating human trafficking has long been a priority for the United States. At home, we are establishing innovative multi-agency task forces to... Read More

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-06-22

(as prepared for delivery) Thank you, Madame President. We welcome the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice. The United... Read More



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