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

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Permanent Representative UN Human Rights Council

2012-07-05

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

2012-07-05

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

Vienna, Austria

Political Officer Tim Fingarson

2012-07-05

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

Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2012-07-05

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

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-05

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

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Margaret Wang, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-07-04

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

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2012-07-04

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

Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-07-03

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

Secretary Clinton on Venezuela's Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-03

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Venezuela as you celebrate 201 years of... Read More

Open and Free Expression Exposes Bigotry and Hatred to the Forces of Reason and Criticism

Geneva, Switzerland

Statement by the Delegation of the U.S. at the 20th Session of the Human Rights Council

2012-07-03

Remarks Delivered by Emily Fleckner on behalf of the United States Delegation Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur for his two reports – the first... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Iranian First Vice-President Rahimi’s Anti-Semitic Comments at the International Day Against Abuse Conference in Tehran

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-03

We strongly condemn Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s vile anti-Semitic and racist comments on June 26 at the International Day Against Drug Abuse conference in Tehran. The United Nations... Read More

U.S. Statement at the Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Megan Wong, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-07-03

Thank you, Madame President, The United States thanks Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti Michel Forst. We appreciate the opportunity to review the Independent Expert’s April 2012 report and... Read More

Statement responding to Anti-Semitic Comments at the International Day Against Abuse Conference in Tehran

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-03

We strongly condemn Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s vile anti-Semitic and racist comments on June 26 at the International Day Against Drug Abuse conference in Tehran.  The United Nations... Read More

U.S. Continues to be Deeply Troubled By Human Rights Council’s Biased, Disproportionate Focus on Israel

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council

2012-07-02

Thank you, Madame President. The human rights record of all states must be addressed under a robust common rubric. As such, the United States continues to be deeply troubled by... Read More

The White House Press Secretary on Recent Attacks in Kenya

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-07-02

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians attending church services in Kenya. The attacks on two churches in Garissa follow shortly after the killing of one... Read More

U.S. Co-sponsors Joint Statement on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security

Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Read by the United Kingdom at the Human Rights Council

2012-07-02

We recognise women’s vital role in achieving and maintaining international peace and security and as such understand the need for equal political, civic and economic participation in times of peace,... Read More

Readout: President Obama’s Call to President-elect Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Barack Obama

2012-07-02

Today the President called Enrique Peña Nieto, President-elect of Mexico, to congratulate him on his victory based on the initial results issued by Mexico’s electoral authorities. The two leaders reaffirmed... Read More

Secretary Clinton Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN on Russia, Syria, and Egypt

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, thank you very much. I know it’s been a very long and intense day. Let’s begin with that critical point that you’ve talked about so many times,... Read More

Secretary Clinton Interview With Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg on Syria, Pakistan, Russia, and More

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Thank you, Secretary Clinton, so much for making the time. I know it’s been a very long day. (Laughter.) All right. Can we get started? Great. So today in... Read More

Secretary Clinton July Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR

Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-01

QUESTION: Thank you for joining us here. Kofi Annan called it a serious agreement, this push for a new transitional government, but it seems quite vague. He said that it... Read More



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