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Deputy Secretary Burns at Forum for the Future in Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2012-12-13

I. Introduction I thank all whose hard work made this gathering possible: the Tunisian government; under whose leadership we have seen unprecedented engagement with civil society; my counterparts from the... Read More

Statement on Tajikistan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-12-13

The United States notes with concern that a court in Tajikistan ordered the NGO Amparo to close on October 24, 2012, citing alleged minor administrative irregularities in the organization’s operations.... Read More

Anniversary of Violence in Zhanozozen, Kazakhstan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor to the Permanent Council, Christopher Robinson

2012-12-13

AS PREPARED As we approach the one year anniversary of the violence in Zhanaozen on December 16, the United States recognizes the efforts the government of Kazakhstan is taking to... Read More

UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Faith & Protection

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Dave Robinson

2012-12-13

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. And thank you, Mr. High Commissioner for initiating this important dialogue. I hope and trust it will continue to inform and to inspire us well... Read More

U.S. Mission to the OSCE on International Human Rights Day

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor to the Permanent Council, Christopher Robinson

2012-12-13

December 10 was International Human Rights Day and marked the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, a revolutionary document that recognized the inherent... Read More

Statement on OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and ODIHR Cooperation

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor to the Permanent Council, Christopher Robinson

2012-12-13

AS DELIVERED The United States would like to express its appreciation for the Parliamentary Assembly’s efforts in connection with the recent parliamentary elections in Romania, and for its informative report. ... Read More

U.S. Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad

The White House

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Samantha Power

2012-12-13

During Human Rights Week, we reaffirm our commitment to upholding human rights and human dignity at home and abroad, and we recognize the need to build a world in which... Read More

Deputy Burns at Forum for the Future

Tunis, Tunisia

Deputy Secretary William J. Burns

2012-12-13

I thank all whose hard work made this gathering possible: the Tunisian Government; under whose leadership we have seen unprecedented engagement with civil society; my counterparts from the nations of... Read More

Cooperatively Observing Ghana Decide

DipNote Blog - U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Gene A. Cretz

2012-12-12

Gene A. Cretz serves as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana. While many Americans experienced long lines when voting in our 2012 elections, by and large, they faced these inconveniences with patience... Read More

Testimony on the Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson

2012-12-12

AS PREPARED Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the invitation to testify before the Subcommittee on the crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Recent Incidents of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-12-12

The United States joins the government of Afghanistan in strongly condemning the murder of Najia Sediqi, who was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday morning. As Acting Director of Provincial... Read More

U.S. Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

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

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-12-12

Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well... Read More

Keynote Remarks at the European Union's Human Rights Day Event

EU Mission to the United States - Washington, D.C.

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

2012-12-11

Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, for that kind introduction. It is a special honor to be with you the day after the European Union was awarded the 2012 Peace Prize. My... Read More

Secretary Clinton on International Human Rights Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-12-10

On December 10, 1948, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly and affirmed the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all people. In adopting the Universal Declaration of... Read More

Ambassador Shear's Vignettes from Vietnam on International Human Rights Day

U.S. Department of State

Ambassador David Shear

2012-12-10

Welcome to my new blog! I look forward to this opportunity to talk with you directly about important issues, share my perspective on the U.S.-Vietnam relationship, and perhaps most importantly... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on Celebrating Human Rights Day

DipNote Blog - U.S. Department of State

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

2012-12-10

Michael Posner serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Sixty-four years ago today, on December 10, 1948, the world came together to adopt the Universal... Read More

Ambassador Wayne Op-Ed: Celebrating Advances in Human Rights

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne

2012-12-10

International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate each December 10, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In adopting... Read More

U.S. Government on Business and Human Rights: Letter to the UN Working Group

2012-12-10

This letter is submitted in response to the Note circulated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on October 5, 2012, transmitting a questionnaire from the WG,... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Scores of Cuban Democracy Activists Detained on the Eve of Human Rights Day

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-10

We are deeply concerned by the Cuban Government’s repeated use of arbitrary detention and violence to silence critics, disrupt peaceful assembly, and intimidate independent civil society. We understand that across... Read More

Presidential Proclamation – Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week 2012

The White House

President Barack Obama

2012-12-10

Sixty-four years ago, a group of nations emerging from the shadow of war joined together to light a path toward lasting peace. They adopted the Universal Declaration of Human... Read More



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