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International Religious Freedom: A Human Right, A National Security Issue, A Foreign Policy Priority

White House

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis R. McDonough

2012-07-31

As Americans, we draw strength from the fact that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly are among first rights protected in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights.... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Africa

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-31

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Africa, July 31 through August 10, 2012. On her trip, she will make stops in Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Participates in the UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-07-31

On Monday, July 30, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic... Read More

2011 International Religious Freedom Report

U.S. Department of State

2012-07-30

The International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador-at-Large Suzan Johnson Cook Presenting the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report

U.S. Department of State

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2012-07-30

Translation: Русский     MS. NULAND: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us a little early. Today, as you know, we have our annual release of our International Religious... Read More

State Department Unveils Format and Interface Upgrades for 2011 International Religious Freedom Reports

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

2012-07-30

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has transmitted the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report to Congress and released it to the public. This report is a valuable tool for interested citizens,... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton at the Release of the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-30

  Read the 2011 International Religious Report Translated: عربي | 中文 | Español | Русский | Français | فارسی | Português SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much, and it’s... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Rejection of Chinese Dissident Ni Yulan's Appeal

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-27

The United States is deeply concerned by the rejection of property and petitioner rights advocate Ni Yulan’s appeal contesting her and her husband Dong Jiqin’s April 2012 conviction on charges... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland July Statement on Mali President Traore's Return to Bamako

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-27

The United States welcomes the return of interim President Dioncounda Traore to Bamako. His return represents an important step in moving Mali back onto a path leading to the restoration... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland's July Statement on the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-27

The United States supports the outcome today at the Arms Trade Treaty Conference. While the Conference ran out of time to reach consensus on a text, it will report its... Read More

Ambassador Rice's July Statement on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2046 on Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan

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

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

2012-07-27

Less than one week before the UN Security Council’s August 2 deadline for concluding the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, it appears increasingly unlikely that a comprehensive agreement on... Read More

Fact Sheet: PEPFAR Launches Labs For Life with Partners

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

2012-07-26

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD),... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Peru's Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-26

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate the 191st anniversary... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Human Rights Violations in Belarus

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative Organization For Security and Cooperation In Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-26

The United States continues to be gravely concerned about serious disregard by Belarus of its international obligations and OSCE commitments on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Prosecutions of Media in Ukraine

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-26

The United States is concerned that the Government of Ukraine is curtailing freedom of media representatives in advance of the October parliamentary elections. We note that some independent media outlets... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Attack on Bosnian Journalist

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-26

The United States wishes to express its deep concern about another violent attack on a journalist in the OSCE region, this time against Stefica Galic, the editor-in-chief of web portal... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Anti-Roma Violence

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-26

I take the floor today to discuss my government’s growing concern over discrimination and violence against Romani persons in the OSCE region. Regrettably, in several cases, government leaders and public... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on the Recent Violence in Tajikistan

Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-26

The United States is concerned by the recent violence and reported loss of life in the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. We offer our deepest condolences to the people and... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the July 25 Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum

Loy Henderson Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-25

MR. BALDERSTON: Thank you, everyone. I always take it as a point of personal privilege to be able to say a few words about my boss of 12 years, Secretary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Swearing-In of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-25

I want to congratulate President Mukherjee on his swearing-in as the 13th President of India. President Mukherjee has been a strong partner to America and the American people, working throughout... Read More



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