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U.S. Embassy Rabat Discusses Women and Political Representation

Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco

2012-03-26

In the context of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the U.S., Deputy Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy Rabat, Judith Chammas hosted a film screening event around... Read More

President Obama on Senegal’s Elections

President Barack Obama

2012-03-26

I congratulate Macky Sall on his victory in Senegal’s presidential elections. Domestic and international observers report that the election was carried out transparently, freely, and reflects the will of the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Presidential Elections in Senegal

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-26

Yesterday, the people of Senegal exercised their rights and made their voices heard through a peaceful, democratic election. This election was an important step forward for democracy in Africa and... Read More

President Obama on Human Rights in North Korea

President Barack Obama

2012-03-26

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

White House Press Secretary on John Brennan's Call with President Hadi of Yemen

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-03-25

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

TechCamp Engages Civil Society in Thailand

Katie Dowd, Office of the Secretary of State

2012-03-24

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

Syria Resolution Highlights Growing Unity of International Community, Isolation of Three Who Voted Against

United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-03-23

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

HRC Adopts Resolution on Combatting Intolerance and Discrimination

UN Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Ambassador

2012-03-23

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

U.S. Support for Egypt

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-23

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

U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord’s Resistance Army

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

2012-03-23

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

President Obama Proclamation on Cesar Chavez Day, 2012

President Barack Obama

2012-03-23

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

U.S. Engagement Helped Spur Series of Actions at 19th Session of HRC

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-23

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

Secretary Clinton on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-22

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

Women's Education is Women's Empowerment

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis

2012-03-22

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

Statement on LGBT Rights in Russian Federation and Moldova

United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-03-22

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

U.S. Introduces HRC Resolution Promoting Reconciliation and Accountablity in Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2012-03-22

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 White House Press Secretary on Mali

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2012-03-22

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

HRC Resolution Important Not Only for People of Sri Lanka, but for Human Rights in General

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

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

2012-03-22

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

U.S. Objects to HRC’s Creation of One-sided Fact Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements

Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Charles O. Blaha, Delegation of the United States of America

2012-03-22

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

Ambassador Rice on the Adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

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

2012-03-22

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



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