International Women's Day Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero
Thank you Rebecca for that kind introduction. Also thank you to Barbara Miller, the Global Gender Program, and the Elliott School for inviting me here today to speak as part... Read More
United States Mission Geneva
Daniel B. Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
The United States thanks the High Commissioner for her continued promotion of the human rights of LGBT persons, and for her office’s December report clarifying the numerous ways in which... Read More
United States Institute of Peace
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Excerpts from Secretary Clinton’s Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace China Conference:
...And China has its own choices to make. Its power, wealth, and influence have pushed it rapidly... Read More
Charles O. Blaha, Political Counselor, USUN Mission to Geneva
UN Human Rights Council – 19th Session, Geneva
The right to freedom of religion or belief is the birthright of all people, regardless of their faith or lack thereof. It includes the right to profess, practice, and teach... Read More
President Barack Obama
Excerpt from Press Conference by the President:
With respect to Syria, what’s happening in Syria is heartbreaking and outrageous, and what you’ve seen is the international community mobilize against the... Read More
U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan E. Rice
I welcome the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision today to issue an important and long overdue presidential statement on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The Security Council expressed... Read More
Charles O. Blaha, Political Counselor, USUN Mission to Geneva
Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Mendez for his timely and informative review of existing best practices... Read More
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland
The United States congratulates the Russian people on the completion of the Presidential elections, and looks forward to working with the President-elect after the results are certified and he is... Read More
U.S. Department of Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified the Syrian General Organization of Radio and TV as subject to sanctions imposed on the Government... Read More
Interview with al-Arabiya
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey D. Feltman
QUESTION: Why did this crisis emerge?
There’s been a lot said, a lot written about the NGO issue and we do take this seriously. Not only because American NGOs were... Read More
Latest News on the Situation in Syria
Secretary Kerry on Upcoming Geneva Peace Conference on Syria - 1/16/2014
Secretary Kerry at the Delegation Pledging Session of the Syria Donors’... Read More
Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson
We have all been focused over these past few weeks on the NGO issue, and it is a matter of serious continuing concern for the United States. But it is... Read More
John Mariz, International Relations Officer, USUN Mission to Geneva
Thank you, Madame President.
The United States welcomes the High Commissioner’s opening statement, and we share her observation that 2011 was an extraordinary year for human rights. While we gather... Read More
Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
When the United States joined the UN Human Rights Council two years ago, we set forth four values that would guide our work in this body: universality, dialogue, principle, and... Read More
We urge all states to assist the Syrian people in their time of need as they struggle to realize their aspirations for universal human rights.
U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe
The outcome of today’s vote at the Human Rights Council speaks for itself. It sends a forceful message about the international community’s outrage at the ongoing human rights violations and... Read More
By their nature, successful democracies are always engaged in a perpetual process of self-improvement.
Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer, Bureau of International Organizations
The United States is grateful to Mongolia for its continuing leadership of the Community of Democracies.
I had the opportunity to work with the Community when it was taking shape... Read More
These agreements, which were pursued after problems with compliance were raised, recognize that non-discriminatory access to public programs and facilities is a civil right, and that individuals with disabilities must have the opportunity to participate in local government programs, services and activities on an equal basis with others.
The United States welcomes the submission of the thematic study by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which highlights important issues affecting participation in political and public... Read More
Ambassador Ian C. Kelly, U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
The United States welcomes Ambassador Kypreos to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his comprehensive report.
We welcome the positive results of the most recent round of the Belgrade-Pristina... Read More
The actions of both parties are inflaming conflict, fuelling mistrust, and imperiling the efforts of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel to facilitate agreements between the parties on outstanding Comprehensive Peace Agreement issues.
The United States is alarmed over reports of aerial bombardments by the Sudan Armed Forces inside South Sudan. Such incidents are unacceptable and threaten to escalate tensions between the two... Read More
The United States joins the EU and its member states in calling on Belarus to end its repression of civil society and the democratic opposition.
The United States remains deeply concerned about serious violations of human rights, fundamental freedoms and rule of law in Belarus.
We are extremely disappointed with the politically-motivated conviction of Syarhei... Read More