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New York, N.Y.

Remarks from President Barack Obama to the UN General Assembly

2012-09-26

Click here for *NEW* Remarks, Resources and Policy References on Freedom of Expression "I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video.  And the... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Roundtable on Water Security

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Thank you very, very much, Maria, and I am delighted to be able to join you for this meeting. Sometimes when you look at the busy schedule of the UN... Read More

Remarks from Assistant Secretary Jacobson at the Community of Democracies Governing Council

New York, N.Y.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson

2012-09-26

Thank you. It is a pleasure to be here today with so many leaders who share a commitment to advancing democracy worldwide. This is a moment of great importance for... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Heads of State Luncheon

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Secretary General, heads of state, excellencies: on behalf of President Obama and our government, let me again warmly welcome you here on behalf of the host country. And let me... Read More

Fact Sheet: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves' Progress

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-26

The United States Commitment to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Year Two Progress Report In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is... Read More

A Robust Civil Society is Necessary for Cambodia’s Advancement

Geneva, Switzerland

Member of US Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Eric N. Richardson

2012-09-26

Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the SR for Cambodia Human Rights Council 21st Session Madame President, The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur, Professor Surya Subedi, for his presentation today... Read More

Statement at Human Rights Council: Robust International Frameworks Exist to Combat Racism

Geneva, Switzerland

Member of US Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Arsalan Suleman

2012-09-26

Item 9: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Madame President: The United States condemns racism of any kind, for any purpose, by any... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Secretary General Elaraby on U.S.-Arab League Agreement

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Aand League of Arab States Secretary General Nabil Elaraby

2012-09-26

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, and Secretary General, this is a historic and important event for the United States. Under your leadership at a time of great challenge and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe at Interactive Dialogue on Sudan

Geneva, Switzerland

US Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-26

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Brutal Violence Over Past Year in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert for Sudan Thank you, Madame President, The United... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Cooperation with OHCHR Can Help Goverments Protect and Promote Citizen’s Rights

Geenva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-26

Item 10: General Debate Human Rights Council 21st Session Thank you, Madame Chair. Technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights is one of the most tangible forms... Read More

Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at the OSCE Session Two on Fundamental Freedoms

Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2012-09-26

Session 2 Fundamental freedoms II, including: Freedom of assembly and association; Freedom of movement; National human rights institutions and The role of civil society in the protection of human rights; ... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen at the OSCE Session on Humanitarian Issues

Warsaw, Poland

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

2012-09-26

Session 3 Humanitarian issues and other commitments, including: Migrant workers, the integration of legal migrants; Refugees and displaced persons; Treatment of citizens of other participating States The well-being of migrants,... Read More

US Department of Labor Releases 3 Reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Labor

2012-09-26

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the release of three revised reports on global child labor and forced labor that were prepared by the department's Bureau of International... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at UNAIDS Shared Responsibility Event

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Thank you. Thank you very much. Michel, thank you, and thank you for your years of leadership. President Yayi, thank you. Everywhere I go at the UN this week where... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Secretary General Meeting on Sahel

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Secretary General, thank you for calling this meeting and co-chairing it along with so many distinguished heads of state and government and ministers and excellencies. And let me recognize the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Open Government Partnership

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-26

Marking Progress on the First Anniversary of the Open Government Partnership “We pledge to be more transparent at every level -- because more information on government activity should be open,... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

New York, N.Y.

United States Misson to the United Nations

2012-09-26

The Obama Administration has restored America’s standing and leadership in the world, repaired frayed relations and ended needless U.S. isolation on a range of issues.  As a result, we have secured... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Death of Honduran Human Rights Activist

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-09-25

The United States is saddened and outraged by the murder of Honduran attorney and human rights defender Antonio Trejo Cabrera, and urges the Honduran government to conduct a full and... Read More

Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia.

2012-09-25

Session 1 - Fundamental Freedoms: Freedom of expression, free media, and information; Address by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes this opportunity... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are Inseparable

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) , Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-25

Human Rights Council 21st Session - Item 8 General Debate AS DELIVERED Madame President, Ladies and Gentlemen. Sometimes it is useful to step back from our daily work and remember... Read More



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