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The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

2012-12-03

Established in 2000, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (Voluntary Principles) is a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) involving governments, companies, and non-governmental organizations that promotes implementation of a set... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Borisov of Bulgaria

The White House

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov

2012-12-03

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to welcome Prime Minister Borisov to the White House, and his delegation from Bulgaria. I have to say at the outset that Bulgaria has proven... Read More

Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom to Speak at London Conference

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-11-30

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, the U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom, will head the U.S. delegation to a conference on implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, an initiative... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Reports of Declining Health of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Defender

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-11-30

We are deeply troubled by reports of the rapidly declining health of jailed Iranian human rights defender and 2012 Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh. Iranian officials have denied Sotoudeh, a... Read More

Remarks on Protecting Religious Freedom in Muslim World

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussain

2012-11-30

Thank you to President Nick Carter, Andover Newton Theological School, First Baptist Church, and to the organizers of the Second National Baptist-Muslim Dialogue. And thank you to all of our... Read More

The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent, and Participatory Internet

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Ambassador Philip L. Verveer

2012-11-30

On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. government's commitment to the multi-stakeholder model as... Read More

Response to the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

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

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

2012-11-29

The United States warmly welcomes the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his address. Dr. Ihsanoglu, we appreciate your interest... Read More

Response to the Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

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

2012-11-29

The United States once again welcomes OSCE Special Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic to the Permanent Council and thanks her for her thorough report. Representative Mijatovic, we... Read More

U.S.-ASEAN Symposium on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

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

2012-11-29

Sixty-four years ago, against the backdrop of the horrible atrocities committed during World War II, a group of dedicated individuals stood together to lay out a framework for the acknowledgement... Read More

Fact Sheet on the U.S. Government's Work in Haiti: Gender-based Violence

U.S. Department of State – Washington, D.C.

2012-11-29

Addressing Challenges Gender-based violence (GBV) is a chronic problem in Haiti. The risk of violence and sexual exploitation against women and girls, exacerbated by political instability and the economic crises,... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton And Georgian Foreign Minister Panjikidze Before Their Meeting

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze

2012-11-29

Secretary Clinton: I’m delighted to welcome the new Georgian Foreign Minister here to Washington. This is the 20th anniversary of our diplomatic relations and we are very much looking forward... Read More

Maintaining an Open, Consumer-Driven, and Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Telecommunications

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Ambassador Terry Kramer

2012-11-29

As never before in human history, we take for granted the ability to communicate across borders, oceans, and continents. Mobile technology and Internet connectivity are woven into the daily life... Read More

Remarks at the Foreign Policy Group's "Transformational Trends 2013" Forum

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-11-29

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, David, and I’ll look forward to seeing your Ellen DeGeneres imitation. I’m very pleased to be here, and I want to thank all of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Russia's Law on Nongovernmental Organizations

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

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

2012-11-29

The United States notes with concern that, effective December 1, all domestic nongovernmental organizations (or NGOs) in the Russian Federation that accept foreign contributions and engage in broadly defined “political... Read More

Statement on Tragic Fire in Bangladesh

U.S. Department of Labor - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

2012-11-29

This past Saturday, Bangladesh suffered one of the worst industrial accidents in its history. A devastating fire swept through the Tazreen Fashion garment factory, killing more than 100 and injuring... Read More

Planes, Barges, and Trucks in South Sudan

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard

2012-11-28

Traveling to visit refugees, one expects to see and hear certain things. I recently visited a refugee camp in South Sudan, however, and it was the unexpected things I found... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the 20th Anniversary of GLIFAA

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-11-28

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you all, very much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Laughter.)  Thank you, all.  Thank you. Yeah, that’s good.  (Laughter.)  Wow.  Well, welcome... Read More

U.S. and Afghan Governments Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

USAID - Impact Blog

2012-11-28

USAID is leading a U.S. government interagency process designed to help Afghanistan combat trafficking in persons. Through the Agency’s advisory efforts, the Afghan government has decided to establish its own... Read More

Message of Congratulations to Labor Award Winners

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2012-11-27

I would like to congratulate Peter Shea of Embassy Cairo, the winner of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Labor Diplomacy. Following the January 2011 revolution, Mr. Shea worked diligently... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Human Rights Resolutions in the Third Committee

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2012-11-27

The United States is pleased to co-sponsor three important resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee condemning human rights abuses in Iran, North Korea and Syria. Today's votes... Read More



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