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U.S. Explanation of Position: The Human Rights of Older Persons

Geneva, Switzerland

2012-09-28

The United States places great importance on protecting the rights of older persons. We have sent senior representation from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Open Ended... Read More

Resolution on “Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights”

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - Geneva, Switzerland

2012-09-28

The United States welcomes the new institutions in Somalia and the election of President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud as the culmination of the road map process. We hope the resolution will... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Support for Emerging Democracies

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-27

At the United Nations Security Council Session On Peace And Security in the Middle East Thank you very much, Minister Westerwelle, for calling us together at this critical moment to... Read More

Water Should Be a Priority in Every Nation’s Foreign Policy

US Department of State - DipNote Blog

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Maria Otero

2012-09-27

Maria Otero serves as the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. I was glad to see more than 200 people in the audience for a discussion... Read More

Putting 21st Century Statecraft Into Action

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2012-09-27

Tara Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. During the recent crisis in Libya and the events surrounding the online dissemination of a hateful video,... Read More

Secretary Clinton Recognizes Progress on Shared Responsibility for AIDS Response

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby

2012-09-27

Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Secretary Clintonspoke of the shared responsibility of the world to defeat... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Resolution on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association Adopted by Consensus in Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-27

The United States is pleased to introduce a resolution on “The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association” for consideration and approval by this Council. We want to... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe on Business and Human Rights

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-27

The United States is pleased to co-sponsor and join consensus on the important issue of business and human rights, including the implementation of the Guiding Principles as a framework for... Read More

Freedom of Expression

New York, N.Y.

Remarks from President Barack Obama to the UN General Assembly

2012-09-26

Click here for *NEW* Remarks, Resources and Policy References on Freedom of Expression "I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video.  And the... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Roundtable on Water Security

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Thank you very, very much, Maria, and I am delighted to be able to join you for this meeting. Sometimes when you look at the busy schedule of the UN... Read More

Remarks from Assistant Secretary Jacobson at the Community of Democracies Governing Council

New York, N.Y.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson

2012-09-26

Thank you. It is a pleasure to be here today with so many leaders who share a commitment to advancing democracy worldwide. This is a moment of great importance for... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Heads of State Luncheon

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Secretary General, heads of state, excellencies: on behalf of President Obama and our government, let me again warmly welcome you here on behalf of the host country. And let me... Read More

Fact Sheet: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves' Progress

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-26

The United States Commitment to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Year Two Progress Report In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is... Read More

A Robust Civil Society is Necessary for Cambodia’s Advancement

Geneva, Switzerland

Member of US Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Eric N. Richardson

2012-09-26

Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the SR for Cambodia Human Rights Council 21st Session Madame President, The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur, Professor Surya Subedi, for his presentation today... Read More

Statement at Human Rights Council: Robust International Frameworks Exist to Combat Racism

Geneva, Switzerland

Member of US Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Arsalan Suleman

2012-09-26

Item 9: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Madame President: The United States condemns racism of any kind, for any purpose, by any... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Secretary General Elaraby on U.S.-Arab League Agreement

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Aand League of Arab States Secretary General Nabil Elaraby

2012-09-26

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, and Secretary General, this is a historic and important event for the United States. Under your leadership at a time of great challenge and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe at Interactive Dialogue on Sudan

Geneva, Switzerland

US Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-26

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Brutal Violence Over Past Year in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert for Sudan Thank you, Madame President, The United... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Cooperation with OHCHR Can Help Goverments Protect and Promote Citizen’s Rights

Geenva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHCR), Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-26

Item 10: General Debate Human Rights Council 21st Session Thank you, Madame Chair. Technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights is one of the most tangible forms... Read More

Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at the OSCE Session Two on Fundamental Freedoms

Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2012-09-26

Session 2 Fundamental freedoms II, including: Freedom of assembly and association; Freedom of movement; National human rights institutions and The role of civil society in the protection of human rights; ... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Bohlen at the OSCE Session on Humanitarian Issues

Warsaw, Poland

Head of US Delegation to the OSCE, Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen

2012-09-26

Session 3 Humanitarian issues and other commitments, including: Migrant workers, the integration of legal migrants; Refugees and displaced persons; Treatment of citizens of other participating States The well-being of migrants,... Read More



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