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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

Statement by the President on Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

President Barack Obama

2012-04-19

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join people of all faiths across the United States, in Israel and around the world in paying tribute to all who suffered in the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria at Ad Hoc Ministerial Meeting

Paris, France

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-19

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Alain, thank you for convening us and hosting us.  I think we are all here out of a sense of great frustration and outrage over what we... Read More

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Honors Holocaust Victims and Survivors at Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta

2012-04-19

Thank you Secretary Mabus. Minister Barak, distinguished guests, members of the DoD family: Thank you all for taking the time to come together on this day of remembrance of one... Read More

Free the Press Campaign Briefing

The Washington Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-04-18

For more information, visit the Free the Press campaign on HumanRights.gov.   MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone.  I’d like to alert our colleagues on the phone that we’re about to begin... Read More

Ambassador Rice at U.N. on Cote d'Ivoire, Syria and North Korea

Remarks at United Nations Security Council Stakeout

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

2012-04-18

Ambassador Rice: As you know the Security Council today held consultations to discuss the Cote d’Ivoire sanctions regime. The purpose of the consultations today was to consider the impact of... Read More

Open Government Partnership: First High Level Meeting

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-04-17

“We pledge to be more transparent at every level – because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage... Read More

Examining the U.S. Policy Response to Entrenched African Leadership

Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate

USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast

2012-04-17

Good afternoon Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. It is always an honor to have the... Read More

Concern Over Increasing Infringements on Freedom of Assembly in Swaziland

U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Swaziland

2012-04-17

The United States government is deeply concerned about increasing infringements on freedom of assembly, as evidenced by the recent actions taken by Swazi security forces to prevent peaceful citizens from... Read More

On the Release of Political Prisoners in Belarus

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-04-16

The United States notes the release of former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau and his campaign manager Zmitser Bandarenka. This, coupled with previous releases, represents a significant step. We urge... Read More

President Obama at the Summit of the Americas Opening Plenary, April 14, 2012

Summit of the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia

President Barack Obama

2012-04-14

As Prepared for Delivery – Thank you, President Santos, for welcoming us here today and for your leadership in bringing our nations together. Thank you to you, Foreign Minister Holguin... Read More

Military Violence in Guinea-Bissau

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-04-14

We strongly condemn the attempt by certain elements of the military to forcibly seize power and undermine the legitimate civilian leadership of Guinea-Bissau. We regret that they have chosen to... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Syria and the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2042

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

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

2012-04-14

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. I’ll begin with a few remarks in my capacity as president of the Security Council. After more than a year of sustained violence and... Read More

Ambassador Rice's Explanation of the Resolution 2042 Vote at UN Security Council regarding Syria

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

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

2012-04-14

AS DELIVERED After more than a year of brutal violence inflicted by the Government of Syria on its own people, after close to 10,000 deaths, after driving almost 45,000 Syrians... Read More

Conviction of Former Acting Defense Minister Ivashchenko

U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

2012-04-13

With respect to the conviction of former Acting Defense Minister Ivashchenko, we are deeply disappointed in this latest example of selective justice in Ukraine and call for his release, particularly... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting

Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-13

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here for this social forum, and I want to thank President Santos for that excellent speech that covered so many of... Read More



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