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ICTR Convicts Former Rwandan Planning Minister for Genocide

Today, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Augustin Ngirabatware, a former government minister in Rwanda, of genocide, incitement to commit genocide, and rape as... Read More

A Look Back at 2012

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 2012 has been a tough year for humanitarians trying to help displaced people around the world. In addition to aiding people caught up in protracted refugee... Read More

U.S. Government Leads New Action Plan for Children Facing Adversity

Today at the White House, the U.S. Government released its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. The Plan is grounded in evidence that shows a promising future belongs to... Read More

USAID's Shah on Children in Adversity Action Plan

AS PREPARED Good afternoon. Thank you, Cokie, for your kind introduction and serving as our moderator this afternoon. Before we begin, I would like to take a moment to reflect... Read More

Statement on the Prevention of Huynh Trong Hieu from Traveling to the United States

We are troubled by the intervention of Vietnamese authorities to prevent Huynh Trong Hieu from traveling to the United States to accept the Hellman Hammett prize from Human Rights Watch... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on International Migrants Day 2012

On this 12th International Migrants Day, the United States recognizes the more than 214 million migrants in the world today, who constitute more than three percent of the world’s population.... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

Two years after the Belarusian Government launched its brutal crackdown on civil society, the democratic opposition, and independent media, we remember the political prisoners who remain in detention and reiterate... Read More

International Migrants Day: Finding Solutions for Migrant Children

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, I wanted to share my experience from the sixth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Port Louis, Mauritius. I led the... Read More

Syrian Refugees: Trying to Make It in Lebanon and Jordan

The recent visits of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and actress/director and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie to the Za'atri camp for... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: U.S. Embassy Brazzaville

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Brazzaville organized a two day celebration for the International Day of Persons with... Read More

U.S. Department of Labor Toolkit to Help Businesses Combat Child and Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs today introduced Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses, the first guide developed by the U.S.... Read More

Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Business

The Department of Labor has created an online tool that will provide detailed, step-by-step, practical guidance to businesses and other stakeholders. This new toolkit shares the best practices for creating... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2012 G8-BMENA Forum for the Future

The Forum for the Future is a unique platform bringing together governments, the private sector and civil society groups from throughout the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region... Read More

Declaration by G8 Broader Mideast and North Africa Initiative (BMENA)

The following is a December 14 joint declaration adopted by participants in the G8 Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative at the 9th Forum for the Future. 1. The... Read More

Response to the EU Statement Concerning the Case of Manuel Pardo in Florida

AS DELIVERED We are aware of the European Union’s concerns regarding the death penalty in the United States and the case of Manuel Pardo, in particular. As the United States... Read More

Statement to the Permanent Council on the Killing of Television Journalist Kazbek Gekkiyev in the Russian Federation

The United States wishes to join with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, in expressing our concern about the December 5 murder of television journalist Kazbek... Read More

Statement on the Closure of the NGO Amparo in Tajikistan

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

Deputy Secretary Burns at Forum for the Future in Tunis

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

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

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


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