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U.S. Pleased by the July Session of the Human Rights Council

The United States is pleased by another successful session of the Human Rights Council, and congratulates member states for their leadership in promoting and protecting human rights during its 20th... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 20th Session

The 20th Session of the Human Rights Council underscored the broadening scope and efficacy of the Council, while highlighting the instrumental role of United States engagement with a diverse range... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview with Ivana Dragicevic of Croatian Radio Television (HRT)

QUESTION: Mr. Gordon, thank you very much for this interview. Your administration at its start pushed a very strong offensive in the Balkans and we wanted to make things done... Read More

Statement by President Obama on the July Libyan Elections

On behalf of the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Libya for another milestone on their extraordinary transition to democracy. After more than 40 years in... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Friends of Syrian People Ministerial Meeting

Thank you very much, and thanks to the Government of France for hosting this. I want to support what Minister Davutoglu just said, because the Friends of Syria has been... Read More

International Community Must Continue to Ratchet up Pressure on Assad Regime to Halt the Violence

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is very pleased to introduce, with our partner Turkey, draft resolution L.22 Rev.1, on the Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab... Read More

U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on the Situation in Mali

Thank you, Madame President. The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We are pleased that the Council has focused on the situation in Mali and joins... Read More

Special Rapporteur will Monitor and Highlight the Grave Human Rights Situation in Belarus

The 20th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva passed a resolution that will create a new independent Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus.  This effort... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Creation of a Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

Today members of the Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Eritrea.  Nigeria, Djibouti and Somalia led the drafting of the resolution, which... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Plans for Syria

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon.  Today the international community sent a clear and unified message:  The violence in Syria must stop, a democratic transition must start, and Assad must go.  Last... Read More

Concerns over Political Developments in Romania

We are concerned about recent developments occurring in Romania, our NATO Ally and partner, which threaten democratic checks and balances and weaken independent institutions, such as the courts.  As the... Read More

July 6 Statement on the Situation in Mali

The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2056 on Mali, which registers the international community's grave concern about the serious threat to the stability... Read More

U.S. Introduces Human Rights Council Resolution on The Right to a Nationality

Thank you, Madame President. I am pleased to introduce this resolution on “The Right to a Nationality: Women and Children” on behalf of the United States, Botswana, Colombia, Iraq, Mexico,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Solomon Islands Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Solomon Islands on the 34th anniversary... Read More

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Russian Law on Foreign Agents

The United States notes with concern the proposed draft legislation currently scheduled for its first reading in the Russian Duma tomorrow, July 6. If passed, the law would require domestic... Read More

U.S. Ambassador Donahoe on Protection of Human Rights on Internet Freedom

The Promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet (Excerpt from Press Availability with the Ambassadors of Sweden, Brazil, Turkey, Tunisia and Nigeria) Text of the Resolution I... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton: Resolution on the Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet

Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution with the message that there can be no division or double standard regarding human rights online.  The landmark resolution... Read More

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Support Can Help Stabilize Government Institutions

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights are some of the most tangible forms of support that the Office of the High... Read More

Global Equality Fund Fact Sheet

For the updated version of this page, please see: Fact Sheet: Global Equality Fund - updated January 2014. Men and women are harassed, beaten, subjected to sexual violence, even killed,... Read More

International Community Stands Ready to Assist Governments in Protecting, Promoting Human Rights

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. At the World Conference on Human Rights, the international community re-affirmed its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Principles of the... Read More


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