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Fact Sheet: A Comprehensive Strategy and New Tools to Prevent and Respond to Atrocities

The White House

2012-04-23

Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States. Our security is affected when masses of civilians are slaughtered,... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Launch of the Atrocities Prevention Board

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

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

2012-04-23

Nearly nine months ago, President Obama declared the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide “a core national security interest and core moral responsibility” of the United States in the 21st... Read More

President Obama Announces Jan Karski as a Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The White House

2012-04-23

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, President Barack Obama announced he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a former... Read More

President Obama on Timor-Leste’s Election

President Barack Obama

2012-04-23

I congratulate Taur Matan Ruak on his victory in Timor-Leste’s presidential election and the people of Timor-Leste for successfully participating in a peaceful, free, and transparent election. I also recognize... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Preventing Mass Atrocities

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-23

Today, in a speech at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, President Obama made clear that the United States is taking concrete steps to prevent mass atrocities, protect civilians, and ensure that... Read More

Mitigating and Eliminating the Threat to Civilians Posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (Fact Sheet)

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-04-23

Today, President Obama announced that the United States will continue the deployment of a small number of U.S. military advisors to assist Uganda and other regional forces pursuing the Lord’s... Read More

Secretary Clinton on America and the World

Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maxwell School of Syracuse University Dean James Steinberg

2012-04-23

MR. STEINBERG: Well, Madam Secretary, welcome to Syracuse and Syracuse University. When we worked together, you told me often how much you appreciated the affection you had for people here... Read More

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Rice after the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2043 on Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Washington, DC

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

2012-04-21

The United States has voted in favor of resolution 2043 authorizing the establishment of a UN supervision mission in Syria, but we are sober about the risks, all the more... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Designations by the Iran Sanctions (1737) Committee

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Washington, DC

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

2012-04-20

The United States welcomes the April 18 decision by the UN Security Council's Iran Sanctions (1737) Committee to impose sanctions on two individuals and one company involved in Iranian arms... Read More

Multi-Ethnic Heritage from U.S. Perspective and Tolerance for Difference

Latvian High School, Riga, Latvia

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-04-20

Hello, LABDIEN (Laab-Dee-en)! My name is Hannah Rosenthal, and I am the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State. In Latvian, envoy means “Īpašā... Read More

A Discussion on Youth Unemployment with Special Representative Shailor and Executive Director Salazar-Xirinachs

Special Representative on International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor and Executive Director of the Employment Section of the International Labor Organization Dr. Jose Manual Salazar-Xirinachs

2012-04-20

Special Representative on International Labor Affairs, Barbara Shailor, was joined by Dr. Jose Manual Salazar-Xirinachs, the Executive Director of the Employment Section of the International Labor Organization, to discuss youth... Read More

UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 - Report on the First Meeting of Experts

U.S. Department of State

2012-04-19

At the invitation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, representatives of 26 governments and four international organizations met in Washington, D.C. on December 12-14, 2011 to discuss the implementation of... Read More

Community of Democracies Appoints First Secretary-General

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-19

I was pleased to learn that the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies (CD) unanimously selected Sweden’s Ambassador-at-Large for Democracy, Maria Leissner, as the CD’s first Secretary-General-Designate. Her appointment... Read More

'May Their Memory Be for a Blessing'

U.S. Department of State, DipNote Blog

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-04-19

Hannah Rosenthal serves as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. On April 19, people all over the world will commemorate Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Judaism, when we... Read More

Statement by the President on Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

President Barack Obama

2012-04-19

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join people of all faiths across the United States, in Israel and around the world in paying tribute to all who suffered in the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria at Ad Hoc Ministerial Meeting

Paris, France

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-19

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Alain, thank you for convening us and hosting us.  I think we are all here out of a sense of great frustration and outrage over what we... Read More

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Honors Holocaust Victims and Survivors at Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta

2012-04-19

Thank you Secretary Mabus. Minister Barak, distinguished guests, members of the DoD family: Thank you all for taking the time to come together on this day of remembrance of one... Read More

Free the Press Campaign Briefing

The Washington Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-04-18

For more information, visit the Free the Press campaign on HumanRights.gov.   MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone.  I’d like to alert our colleagues on the phone that we’re about to begin... Read More

Ambassador Rice at U.N. on Cote d'Ivoire, Syria and North Korea

Remarks at United Nations Security Council Stakeout

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

2012-04-18

Ambassador Rice: As you know the Security Council today held consultations to discuss the Cote d’Ivoire sanctions regime. The purpose of the consultations today was to consider the impact of... Read More

Open Government Partnership: First High Level Meeting

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-04-17

“We pledge to be more transparent at every level – because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage... Read More



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