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The Community of Democracies: Vilnius, Lithuania

Background information and links to what is happening in Vilnius

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-06-30

Community of Democracies The Community of Democracies (CD) is a global intergovernmental coalition of democratic countries, with the goal of strengthening democratic norms and institutions around the world. The organization... Read More

Secretary Clinton at TechCamp Vilnius

Radisson Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius, Lithuania

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec J. Ross

2011-06-30

SECRETARY CLINTON: I want to thank Alec and Katie and everybody from the State Department team who are here as part of this tech camp. Alec Ross has been my... Read More

Under Secretary Otero on Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero

2011-06-30

First, thank you for including me on today’s panel. I commend the Wilson Center and International Crisis Group for taking on this difficult and critical topic. The mass rape of... Read More

Special Envoy Rosenthal on Anti-Semitism in the Former Soviet Union

Remarks at their annual Board of Governors of the NCSJ (Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia), Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-06-28

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, NCSJ Board of Governors and members - I thank you for the invitation to speak here today about anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union. As... Read More

U.S. Department of State Hosts TechCamp Vilnius

Advancing Civil Society 2.0

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

2011-06-27

TechCamp Vilnius will be the third event in a series supporting Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative to build the digital literacy of civil society organizations around the world. TechCamp... Read More

Trafficking in Persons Report 2011

U.S. Department of State

2011-06-27

"The 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report includes more than 180 narratives that assess governments on their efforts to combat trafficking in persons. In keeping with the language and values of... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview with Jim Clancy of CNN International’s Freedom Project

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Jim Clancy of CNN

2011-06-27

QUESTION: Protection, partnership, all of those things are really important, but Hillary Clinton, you bring action to this. How and what – how do you get others to share? SECRETARY... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-27

(Applause.) Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you all, and good afternoon and welcome to the State Department. It is truly wonderful to see the Ben... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1990

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-27

The United States commends the swift passage of UN Security Council resolution 1990, which approves the mandate requested by Sudanese leaders to facilitate the deployment of up to 4200 Ethiopian... Read More

Remarks by Undersecretary Otero and Ambassador CdeBaca on the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report

Awards ceremony recognizes TIP heroes.

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero and Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca

2011-06-27

UNDER SECRETARY OTERO: What a great room. Wonderful. Good afternoon, welcome, and thank you all for being here. My name is Maria Otero, and I am the Under Secretary of... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton 2011 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

Co-Hosted by the Department of State and Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-27

(Applause.) Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Well, this is an especially momentous and extraordinary time for us to meet for the State Department’s... Read More

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Fact Sheets 2011

Learn more about how the United States combats Trafficking in Persons.

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

2011-06-27

  Government Action to Address Involuntary Domestic Servitude  International Programs To Combat Trafficking in Persons   Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: An Overview  Prevention: Fighting Sex Trafficking by... Read More

Panel Discussion on LGBT Issues in Foreign Policy

Panel discussion following Secretary Clinton's remarks at the celebration of Pride Month at the Department of State

Undersecretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero; Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Deputy Administrator for USAID Don Steinberg, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel B. Baer

2011-06-27

Remarks by Secretary Clinton 2011 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month Jon Tollefson, President of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies: Good morning. Good morning and welcome to the Dean... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Adoption of Security Council Resolution 1990

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

2011-06-27

This morning, the United States voted in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 1990, establishing the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). We are pleased that the Council acted... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the ICTR Judgment Against Former Rwandan Minister of Women’s Development

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-25

The United States welcomes the June 24 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) conviction of Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, former Rwandan Minister of Women’s Development and her son, Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, both... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland Urging an End to the Violence in Burma

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-24

The United States is concerned by on-going violence in Burma’s northern Kachin State and other regions of the country and calls for a halt to hostilities. The Burmese Army and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner and Senior Advisor Tillemann On the Upcoming Community of Democracies Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner And Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies

2011-06-24

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome – or excuse me, good morning and welcome to the Department of State. We’re very pleased to welcome you here to our special press... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at a LGBT Pride Month Reception Held by Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, at the State Department

United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

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

2011-06-24

Thank you. It’s great to be with you here today. And I want to thank my IO colleague Chris Deutsch for that warm introduction and Jon Tollefson for everything he... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Prosecution of Ukrainian Opposition Leaders

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-24

The United States is aware of the opening of the trial against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and reiterates its concern about the appearance of politically-motivated prosecutions of opposition figures... Read More

Statement by the President on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

President Barack Obama

2011-06-24

As we mark the anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture, I join people around the world in honoring the victims of torture, paying tribute to all those who... Read More



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