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US Department of Labor Releases 3 Reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Labor

2012-09-26

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the release of three revised reports on global child labor and forced labor that were prepared by the department's Bureau of International... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at UNAIDS Shared Responsibility Event

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Thank you. Thank you very much. Michel, thank you, and thank you for your years of leadership. President Yayi, thank you. Everywhere I go at the UN this week where... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at U.N. Secretary General Meeting on Sahel

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-26

Secretary General, thank you for calling this meeting and co-chairing it along with so many distinguished heads of state and government and ministers and excellencies. And let me recognize the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Open Government Partnership

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-26

Marking Progress on the First Anniversary of the Open Government Partnership “We pledge to be more transparent at every level -- because more information on government activity should be open,... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

New York, N.Y.

United States Misson to the United Nations

2012-09-26

The Obama Administration has restored America’s standing and leadership in the world, repaired frayed relations and ended needless U.S. isolation on a range of issues.  As a result, we have secured... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Death of Honduran Human Rights Activist

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-09-25

The United States is saddened and outraged by the murder of Honduran attorney and human rights defender Antonio Trejo Cabrera, and urges the Honduran government to conduct a full and... Read More

Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

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

2012-09-25

Session 1 - Fundamental Freedoms: Freedom of expression, free media, and information; Address by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes this opportunity... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are Inseparable

Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-09-25

Human Rights Council 21st Session - Item 8 General Debate AS DELIVERED Madame President, Ladies and Gentlemen. Sometimes it is useful to step back from our daily work and remember... Read More

Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby

2012-09-25

Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world's health and... Read More

Fact Sheet: Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-25

More than 20 million men, women, and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. Companies around the world are taking steps to eliminate the potential for trafficked labor in their... Read More

Statement by Under Secretary Hormats at India Investment Forum

New York, N.Y.

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Robert D. Hormats

2012-09-25

Thank you so much for your warm welcome. It’s wonderful to be home, in New York, speaking to friends, colleagues, and fellow champions of bilateral U.S-India ties. It is a... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Launch of Equal Futures Partnership

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-25

Thank you for those introductory remarks and for the work that she and her council are doing. And it’s wonderful to welcome all of you here for the launch of... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Libyan President Magariaf Before Their Meeting

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf

2012-09-25

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it’s wonderful to welcome the President of Libya and his distinguished delegation here to New York. As we all know, the United States lost a great ambassador... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Conviction of Three Vietnamese Bloggers

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-09-25

We are deeply troubled by the convictions of three Vietnamese bloggers who appear to have done nothing more than exercise their right to freedom of expression. Nguyen Van Hai (aka... Read More

Press Briefing with Ambassador Verveer on Equal Futures Partnership

New York, N.Y.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer

2012-09-25

MS. NULAND: All right, everybody. Good morning. For our first briefing of UNGA week, on the record today we have Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large For Global Women’s Issues, to talk about... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-25

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you very much. Of all the useless introductions I’ve ever given, this would top the list. (Laughter.) We’ve already had a good morning laughing and talking about... Read More

President Obama's Remarks to Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2012-09-25

Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you. Appreciate it. Please, please, everybody have a seat. Well, good afternoon, everybody. And, President Clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction. Although... Read More

Remarks from President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2012-09-25

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

Opening Plenary Statement Delivered By Ambassador Bohlen at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Warsaw, Poland

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

2012-09-24

 It is a pleasure and, indeed, an honor to be in Warsaw for the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.  My career in the U.S. Diplomatic Service coincided, and at... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Belarusian Elections

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-09-24

The September 23 parliamentary elections in Belarus fell short of international standards and their conduct cannot be considered free or fair. The preliminary assessment of the OSCE election observation mission... Read More



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