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Undersecretary Otero's Opening Remarks to the Power of Open Conference

The Power of Open Conference, New York, NY

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero

2011-09-22

Good morning. Thank you Alfred, for your generous hospitality today as we celebrate this momentous occasion: the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership. It's wonderful to be here. I... Read More

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Political and Economic Partnership

The following joint statement was issued by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohammed Mouldi Kefi in New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tunisian Foreign Minister Mouldi Kefi

2011-09-22

Preamble Though our bilateral friendship has existed for over 200 years, the events of December 2010 - January 2011 leading to the Tunisian Revolution have given the relationship between the... Read More

2011 Hours Against Hate

Stand Up and Speak Out!

Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, and Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-09-21

Stand Up and Speak Out. Hate is Hate, No Matter Who the Target Is. 2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of... Read More

FACT SHEET: The Open Government Partnership

Promoting transparency, fighting corruption, energizing civil society and leveraging new technologies.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-09-21

“In all parts of the world, we see the promise of innovation to make government more open and accountable. And now, we must build on that progress. And when we... Read More

Internet Freedom in North Africa and the Middle East

Mapping Internet Freedom in North Africa and the Middle East

HumanRights.gov Staff with DevelopmentSeed

2011-09-21

For more information on the human rights situation in countries around the world, check out the human rights reports. To create your own maps, or to find out more about... Read More

The U.S. Commitment to Breaking down Barriers to Women's Economic and Political Participation

Breaking down economic and political barriers that stand in the way of women and girls.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-09-21

"This week, the United States signed a new Declaration on Women’s Participation. Next year, we should each announce the steps we are taking to break down economic and political barriers... Read More

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations, New York, NY

President Barack Obama

2011-09-21

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you... Read More

FACT SHEET: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

A new era of engagement.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-09-20

The Obama Administration has dramatically changed America’s course at the United Nations to advance our interests and values and help forge a more secure and prosperous world. We have repaired... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at High-Level Meeting on Libya

United Nations, New York, NY

President Barack Obama

2011-09-20

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Mr. Secretary General, on behalf of us all, thank you for convening this meeting to address a task that must be the work of all of... Read More

Breakthrough in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

This will help companies maintain high standards while they do business in some of the toughest areas in the world.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-20

For decades, countries rich in oil, gas, or minerals have been cursed by conflict surrounding those resources. Companies in the extractive industries are often accused of complicity in violating human... Read More

The Human Rights Situation in Belarus has Deteriorated Sharply Since 2010 Elections

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Emily Narkis

2011-09-20

Remarks delivered under Item 4: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Oral Report on Belarus Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks High Commissioner Pillay for her oral report... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Violence in Yemen

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-20

The United States extends our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during recent protests in Sana’a. We have long condemned the use of violence during... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Assassination of Afghanistan High Peace Council Head Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani

We extend our condolences to his family, and to all the people of Afghanistan, including those who were injured, and the families of those who lost their lives.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-20

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the assassination in Kabul of Professor Rabbani, the former President of Afghanistan and head of the High Peace Council. We extend our... Read More

Opening Remarks by President Obama on the Open Government Partnership

Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY

President Barack Obama

2011-09-20

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everyone. And welcome to this inaugural event of a partnership that’s already transforming how governments serve their citizens in the 21st century. One year ago, at... Read More

U.S. Lists Countries of Grave Concern on Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2011-09-20

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain DonahoeThank you, Madame President. The United States remains deeply disturbed by ongoing human rights violations around the world. As we engage in these discussions in Geneva, people... Read More

U.S. Condemns Use of Force Against Civilians, Calls for Peaceful Transition in Yemen

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S Mission Geneva Office of Press and Public Affairs

2011-09-19

Statement delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the OHCHR Mission to Yemen Madame President, The United States would like to thank the Office of the High Commissioner for its work,... Read More

Crisis in Libya is Not Over; Commission of Inquiry Must Continue its Mandate

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S Mission Geneva Office of Press and Public Affairs

2011-09-19

Statement delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Libya Madame President, The United States would like to thank the Commission of Inquiry for Libya for the... Read More

Gross Violations of Human Rights Continue in Syria, Assad Regime Must Step Aside

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S Mission Geneva Office of Press and Public Affairs

2011-09-19

Thank you, Madame President. One month ago at the 17th Special Session of the Human Rights Council, the United States and other members of this body expressed our profound concern... Read More

Joint Declaration: On Advancing Women's Political Participation

Reaffirming and expressing full support for the important role of the United Nations system in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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

2011-09-19

Following is a joint declaration issued at the conclusion of the September 19, 2011 United Nations Women event on Women’s Political Participation. BEGIN TEXT: We, the undersigned Heads of State... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Women's Political Participation at UN Women Event

United Nations, New York, NY

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-19

Thank you very much, Katie, and indeed it is a pleasure for me to be here with so many friends and colleagues and to be sitting on a panel between... Read More



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