SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. I’m here today to present the 35th annual report to Congress on the state of human rights around the world. The struggle for... Read More
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you, Madam Secretary. I want to just start by saying a few words of acknowledgement. As Secretary Clinton said, this is a mammoth undertaking. The... Read More
Q: Why does the Department of State issue the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices?
The State Department issues a report on human rights as part of its commitment to... Read More
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Q: ¿Por qué el Departamento de Estado publica el Informe de Países sobre Prácticas de Derechos Humanos?
Para el gobierno de los Estados... Read More
What it is:
HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government (USG) website for international human rights related information. The site's search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory... Read More
We pause today to reflect upon one of humanity’s darkest hours and pay our respects to the victims killed brutally and needlessly in the 100 days of carnage in Rwanda... Read More
I send my deepest congratulations to jailed Iranian journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi for being named the 2011 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom prize winner.
Mr. Zeidabadi, along with his fellow activists,... Read More
Following the results of the presidential elections on April 3 in Kazakhstan, the United States welcomes the preliminary conclusions set forth in the Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions issued... Read More
We would like to thank the delegation of Kazakhstan for bringing this to the attention of the permanent Council, and we join with you in condemning these heinous acts. President... Read More
President Obama and President Juan Manuel Santos speak to the press after meeting in the Oval... Read More
On the 17th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, the United States shares in the boundless grief for those who died and extends our profound sympathy to the survivors and... Read More
Hannah Rosenthal: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Congratulations on this conference. I am intrigued by hate studies as a discipline – something that didn’t exist when I... Read More
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QUESTION: I wanted to start with something that was interesting. The day after you – I stayed in Tunisia when you left, and the... Read More
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my deepest congratulations to the people of the Republic of Niger on the inauguration of your... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: You’re very popular, Franco. Look at this. (Laughter.) Oh, my goodness. And I know why, because he is a very good colleague and an excellent friend not... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all. Thank you and good morning, and I apologize to all of you who are here with us in the State Department in the... Read More
The U.S. Government has provided $47 million to international and non-governmental organizations to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people fleeing the violence in Libya. (Please see chart below for... Read More
President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that will help grow our economy and support good jobs for U.S. workers by opening new markets. To achieve that... Read More
The Obama Administration, in its first two years in office, has dramatically changed America’s course at the United Nations to advance our interests and values and help create a world... Read More
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I would like to thank Steve McDonald and the Woodrow Wilson Center for inviting me to speak today. It’s a... Read More