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On the Attack on South Sudan by Sudan

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-04-23

The United States strongly condemns Sudan’s military incursion into South Sudan yesterday and calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of all Sudanese armed militia from South... Read More

President Obama on "Never Again" at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

President Barack Obama

2012-04-23

See additional resources below THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everyone. It is a great honor to be with you here today. Of course, it is a truly humbling moment to be... Read More

Women In Development

Doha, Qatar

Ambassador Betty E. King, Head of the Delegation of the United States of America to UNCTAD XIII

2012-04-23

Today’s event on “Women in Development” offers another important moment to highlight the important role of women in development and economic growth. Too many women around the world are marginalized.... Read More

President Obama on Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

President Barack Obama

2012-04-23

Letter -- Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via... Read More

Fact Sheet: New Executive Order Targeting Human Rights Abuses via Information Technology

U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Public Affairs

2012-04-23

WASHINGTON – Today the President announced an Executive Order, “Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by... Read More

Executive Order on Blocking The Property And Suspending Entry Into The United States Of Certain Persons With Respect To Grave Human Rights Abuses By The Governments Of Iran And Syria Via Information Technology

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

President Barack Obama

2012-04-23

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - BLOCKING THE PROPERTY AND SUSPENDING ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES OF CERTAIN PERSONS WITH RESPECT TO GRAVE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY... Read More

Fact Sheet: A Comprehensive Strategy and New Tools to Prevent and Respond to Atrocities

The White House

2012-04-23

Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States. Our security is affected when masses of civilians are slaughtered,... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Launch of the Atrocities Prevention Board

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

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

2012-04-23

Nearly nine months ago, President Obama declared the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide “a core national security interest and core moral responsibility” of the United States in the 21st... Read More

President Obama Announces Jan Karski as a Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The White House

2012-04-23

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, President Barack Obama announced he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a former... Read More

President Obama on Timor-Leste’s Election

President Barack Obama

2012-04-23

I congratulate Taur Matan Ruak on his victory in Timor-Leste’s presidential election and the people of Timor-Leste for successfully participating in a peaceful, free, and transparent election. I also recognize... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Preventing Mass Atrocities

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-23

Today, in a speech at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, President Obama made clear that the United States is taking concrete steps to prevent mass atrocities, protect civilians, and ensure that... Read More

Mitigating and Eliminating the Threat to Civilians Posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (Fact Sheet)

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-04-23

Today, President Obama announced that the United States will continue the deployment of a small number of U.S. military advisors to assist Uganda and other regional forces pursuing the Lord’s... Read More

Secretary Clinton on America and the World

Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maxwell School of Syracuse University Dean James Steinberg

2012-04-23

MR. STEINBERG: Well, Madam Secretary, welcome to Syracuse and Syracuse University. When we worked together, you told me often how much you appreciated the affection you had for people here... Read More

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Rice after the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2043 on Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Washington, DC

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

2012-04-21

The United States has voted in favor of resolution 2043 authorizing the establishment of a UN supervision mission in Syria, but we are sober about the risks, all the more... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Designations by the Iran Sanctions (1737) Committee

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Washington, DC

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

2012-04-20

The United States welcomes the April 18 decision by the UN Security Council's Iran Sanctions (1737) Committee to impose sanctions on two individuals and one company involved in Iranian arms... Read More

Multi-Ethnic Heritage from U.S. Perspective and Tolerance for Difference

Latvian High School, Riga, Latvia

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-04-20

Hello, LABDIEN (Laab-Dee-en)! My name is Hannah Rosenthal, and I am the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State. In Latvian, envoy means “Īpašā... Read More

A Discussion on Youth Unemployment with Special Representative Shailor and Executive Director Salazar-Xirinachs

Special Representative on International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor and Executive Director of the Employment Section of the International Labor Organization Dr. Jose Manual Salazar-Xirinachs

2012-04-20

Special Representative on International Labor Affairs, Barbara Shailor, was joined by Dr. Jose Manual Salazar-Xirinachs, the Executive Director of the Employment Section of the International Labor Organization, to discuss youth... Read More

UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 - Report on the First Meeting of Experts

U.S. Department of State

2012-04-19

At the invitation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, representatives of 26 governments and four international organizations met in Washington, D.C. on December 12-14, 2011 to discuss the implementation of... Read More

Community of Democracies Appoints First Secretary-General

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-19

I was pleased to learn that the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies (CD) unanimously selected Sweden’s Ambassador-at-Large for Democracy, Maria Leissner, as the CD’s first Secretary-General-Designate. Her appointment... Read More

'May Their Memory Be for a Blessing'

U.S. Department of State, DipNote Blog

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-04-19

Hannah Rosenthal serves as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. On April 19, people all over the world will commemorate Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Judaism, when we... Read More



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