In advance of President Obama’s March, 26 arrival in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit, South Koreans submitted questions via social media for President Obama. The President answered the following... Read More
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan called Yemeni President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi today to discuss the ongoing political transition in Yemen. Mr. Brennan commended... Read More
Home to a thriving technology community, Bangkok was the site of our seventh TechCamp, an interactive program that supports Secretary Clinton's Civil Society 2.0 initiative. This TechCamp focused on capacity... Read More
L 38 Rev 1 Syria – As Adopted March 23 by the Human Rights Council
This session of the Human Rights Council opened with an Urgent Debate on Syria and... Read More
The United States welcomes the consensus adoption of the resolution on combating intolerance, discrimination, and violence against persons based upon religion or belief. This marks the one-year anniversary of this... Read More
Today, Secretary Clinton has certified to Congress that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its Peace Treaty with Israel. The Secretary has also waived legislative conditions related to Egypt’s democratic... Read More
In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end... Read More
One of our Nation's great civil rights leaders, Cesar Estrada Chavez came of age as a migrant farm worker, witnessing the injustice that pervaded fields and vineyards across California. Facing... Read More
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s 19th Regular Session helped spur action on a series of important human rights situations around the world, in part due to vigorous U.S. engagement.... Read More
Today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to continue on the path toward reconciliation following 27 years of civil war. The United States,... Read More
Good morning everyone. Thank you Deputy Director Peterson (U.S. Mint) for the kind introduction and thank you Michele Satchell (EEO Program Manager, U.S. Mint) for asking me to deliver today’s... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
We take this moment to subscribe to the joint statement of Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway delivered at the Permanent Council on March 15, which articulated... Read More
The United States is pleased to introduce draft resolution L.2, on Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka for consideration and approval by this Council. This resolution enjoys the broad... Read More
The United States strongly condemns the violence initiated by elements of the armed forces of Mali. We call for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in Mali, including full civilian... Read More
Ambassador Donahoe: My deepest wish is that this resolution and the result we just observed is an important step in a process of helping the Sri Lankan people move toward... Read More
The United States continues to be deeply troubled by this Council’s biased and disproportionate focus on Israel, as exemplified by the creation of yet another one-sided United Nations mechanism related... Read More
Today, the UN Human Rights Council took strong action to promote a durable, just and equitable peace in Sri Lanka. The resolution adopted convincingly today promotes reconciliation and accountability after... Read More
We take this moment to subscribe to the joint statement of Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway delivered at the Permanent Council on March 15, which articulated concerns about the newly... Read More
The United States continues to be deeply concerned about serious violations of human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law in Belarus.
As noted in the May 2011 Decaux... Read More
The United States congratulates the co-sponsors of this resolution and joins consensus on this resolution today.
As Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner stated in March... Read More