DCSIMG

Latest News

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe United States Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council

2012-06-22

(as prepared for delivery) Thank you, Madame President. We welcome the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice. The United... Read More

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Western Balkans

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-06-22

On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C.... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Occasion of Luxembourg’s National Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Luxembourg as you celebrate your National Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Slovenia’s Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Slovenia as you celebrate your Independence Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Mozambique’s Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-22

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Mozambique as you celebrate the 37th anniversary... Read More

US Holds Workshops to Support UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Robert Schwartz, Delegate to the United States of America

2012-06-21

Thank you, Madame President. Our remarks today are directed to the UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises. The United States... Read More

Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association are Essential Components of Democracy

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Osman Tat, Delegate of the United States of America

2012-06-21

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Kiai for his work and for his first report on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. ... Read More

Terrorist Designations of Boko Haram Commander Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Shekau, Khalid al-Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kambar

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

2012-06-21

The Department of State designated Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Shekau is the most visible... Read More

Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

2012-06-21

For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will take place on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012 will convene scientists, health professionals, policy makers... Read More

Secretary Clinton and ESPN President on Empowering Women Through Sports

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper

2012-06-21

REMARKS SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. I am so delighted to welcome all of you to the Treaty Room here at the State Department where we often announce very important issues,... Read More

USAID's Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Forum

2012-06-21

  About the Forum USAID's Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Forum will be convened at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from June 21-22, 2012. This two-day event will... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns at the Naturalization Ceremony Commemorating World Refugee Day

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-06-21

Thank you. It is a singular honor for us at the Department of State to host this naturalization ceremony for the 19 courageous individuals from across the globe joining us... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the National Partnership for Women and Families

Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-21

Oh, I am thrilled to see this ballroom packed on behalf of the National Partnership. I very much appreciated that stirring video and the reminder of all the hairstyles over... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Croatia's Statehood Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-21

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

U.S. Government Officials on World Refugee Day

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, Under Secretary of State, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero,United Nations High Commission for Refugees Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini, and Deputy National Security Advisor to the President Denis McDonough

2012-06-21

ASSISTANT SECRETARY RICHARD: Good afternoon, everyone. First of all, I would like to welcome everyone to the Ben Franklin Room today, including the Czech ambassador and other members of the... Read More

Keynote Speech at USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Forum

Washington, D.C.

Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

2012-06-21

Delivered in Arabic via English translator. Thank you so much. Good morning everybody. This is the morning of dignity, of justice, of equality, and good government. (Translator:) Dignity and freedom... Read More

Statement from Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal on Recent Events in Hungary

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-06-20

The United States places great importance on combating anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination around the world, and it is my job to vigilantly monitor anti-Semitic acts and discourse. Recently,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on World Refugee Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-20

The United States joins the international community in commemorating the courage and determination of millions of refugees around the globe. The United States is strongly committed to protecting and assisting... Read More

President Obama on the G20 Summit and Syria

Convention Center, Los Cabos, Mexico

President Barack Obama

2012-06-20

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to begin by thanking my good friend and partner, President Calderon, and the people of Los Cabos and Mexico for their outstanding hospitality and leadership. Mexico... Read More

World Refugee Day and Naturalization Ceremony

Jacksonville, FL

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Reuben Brigety

2012-06-20

Thank you for that kind introduction and for inviting me to speak to you today. It is so good to be back home, here in Jacksonville. As we gather here... Read More



       143        


Disclaimer: The Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, of the U.S. Department of State manages this site as a portal for international human rights related information from the United States Government. External links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.