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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

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Western Balkans

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-06-22

On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C.... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Occasion of Luxembourg’s National Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Luxembourg as you celebrate your National Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Slovenia’s Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Slovenia as you celebrate your Independence Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Mozambique’s Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Mozambique as you celebrate the 37th anniversary... Read More

US Holds Workshops to Support UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Robert Schwartz, Delegate to the United States of America

2012-06-21

Thank you, Madame President. Our remarks today are directed to the UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises. The United States... Read More

Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association are Essential Components of Democracy

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Osman Tat, Delegate of the United States of America

2012-06-21

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Kiai for his work and for his first report on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. ... Read More

Terrorist Designations of Boko Haram Commander Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Shekau, Khalid al-Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kambar

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-06-21

The Department of State designated Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Shekau is the most visible... Read More



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