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Ambassador Rice on Anniversary of U.N. Libya Resolution

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

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

2012-03-16

Tomorrow, the United States will join in solidarity with the Libyan people and our international partners to mark one year since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1973. I... Read More

U.S. Appalled by Continually Worsening Human Rights Situation in Syria

UPR Report Adoption Recommendations for Syria, Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America, Human Rights Council 19th Session

Charles O. Blaha, U.S. Department of State

2012-03-15

The United States remains appalled by the continually worsening human rights situation in Syria. Given our commitment to the Universal Periodic Review process, we appreciate that many states reflected in... Read More

International Criminal Court Conviction of Congolese Warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo in Child Soldiers Case

Tommy Vietor, National Security Council Spokesman

2012-03-15

The United States welcomes the conviction by the International Criminal Court of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for war crimes relating to enlisting and conscripting children under the age of... Read More

Statement by the President on the Meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

President Barack Obama

2012-03-15

Nearly one hundred and fifty years ago, in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to the enduring cause of freedom. Then as... Read More

US Urges Venezuela to Ensure Judicial Independence, put end to anti-Semitic Commentary by Officials

UPR Report Adoption Recommendations for Venezuela, Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2012-03-15

The United States acknowledges the return of Deputy Foreign Minister Porras and the rest of the Venezuelan delegation to the UPR Adoption session. We note that Venezuela accepted recommendations from... Read More

Fact Sheet: Humanitarian Relief for Syrians

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

2012-03-15

The United States is pursuing every avenue to get humanitarian relief into Syria and is engaged in focused diplomatic efforts to secure safe access for humanitarian organizations to reach those... Read More

President Obama on Trafficking in Persons

President Barack Obama

2012-03-15

Translation: Русский Español 中文 فارسی Nearly one hundred and fifty years ago, in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to the enduring... Read More

Anniversary of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-14

Today marks the seventh anniversary of Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution, when the Lebanese people took to the streets en masse in a peaceful demonstration to demand a sovereign and democratic country,... Read More

Internet Freedom Programs in the Middle East

Question Taken at the U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing

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

2012-03-14

QUESTION: What kind of Internet freedom support has the State Department provided in the Middle East region? ANSWER: Advancing Internet freedom is a priority for this administration. From 2008 through... Read More

USAID and Intel Expand Global Collaboration for Social and Economic Development

2012-03-13

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Intel Corporation announced an expansion of their ongoing collaboration to utilize technology to further economic and social development around the world.... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Human Rights at the Opening Session of the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-13

In these frontline states and in all countries facing instability, we put a special focus on protecting universal human rights, increasing political participation, and enforcing the rule of law. It... Read More

Ukraine at the Crossroads Forum: Opening Remarks

Canada Ukraine Foundation/ Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia

2012-03-13

Thank you and good evening. I am delighted to join you at the opening of this timely international forum, "Ukraine at the Crossroads." I commend the organizations who have brought... Read More

US Supports Human Rights Council Action on Sri Lanka to Promote Reconciliation and Accountability

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-13

QUESTION: Yes. A new footage showing execution of 12-year-old son of LTTE leader Prabhakaran has surfaced. Do you have any comments on that with the Sri Lankan delegation lobbying hard... Read More

Syria's Use of Landmines to Fence in its Own People "Horrific"

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-13

QUESTION:Yeah. On Syria, have you received any update from Kofi Annan regarding his mission? He was expecting an answer today from the Syrian authorities. Have you got any update? MS.... Read More

Human Rights Situation in Eritrea - Joint Statement to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council, 19th Session Joint Statement under Item 4

2012-03-13

The following statement was delivered by Somalia on behalf of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia,... Read More

UN Report Shows Improving Human Rights Situation in Burma, But Considerable Remaining Challenges

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

UN Human Rights Council – 19th Session, Geneva

2012-03-12

The United States welcomes the report of Special Rapporteur Ojea Quintana and thanks him for all of his work. The United States welcomes his visits to Burma in August 2011... Read More

Poetry Sign Language Exchange

U.S. Consulate General in Lahore, Pakistan

Kathryn Kiser, Public Affairs Section

2012-03-12

When I first floated the idea for this event to a friend of mine, he told me it sounded like a logistical nightmare: an exchange by DVC involving two separate... Read More

Human Rights Reports Translations

2012-03-12

Translations for the 2011 Human Rights Reports will be added to this page when... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Libya, Yemen, Syria and Quartet Consultations

United Nations Security Council, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-12

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much Foreign Secretary Hague for calling us together. Secretary General, thank you very much for your leadership. Today, we gather to discuss the wave of... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks to the Press on Afghanistan, Libya and Syria

United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-12

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. Before I begin, let me say that like many Americans, I was shocked and saddened by the killings of innocent Afghan villagers this weekend. We... Read More



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