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20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State

2012-01-11

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration. Learn human... Read More

Remarks to the U.N. Security Council Briefing on Somalia

As difficult as it is for all of us in a time of severe resource austerity, it is imperative that the international community seize the moment in Somalia: we must come together and rise to meet these new challenges. It would be foolish to turn our backs on our collective successes thus far. That is our responsibility.

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations

2012-01-11

Thank you, Madame President. We welcome you to the Council today as well as the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, and we thank you both for your statements. I would like... Read More

Interview by Deputy Secretary Burns with Anadolu News Agency

Ankara, Turkey

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

2012-01-10

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: I’m very pleased to be back in Turkey. President Obama and Secretary Clinton continue to attach very high priority to our partnership with Turkey. This is a... Read More

Egypt: Reaffirming Respect for All at Coptic Christmas

Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

2012-01-09

Jeffrey Feltman serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Over the course of my career as a United States diplomat, I've spent many a Christmas holiday in... Read More

Acquittal of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim

Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-01-09

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. We welcome the closure of this long-running case, which we have followed closely. The ruling reflects favorably on... Read More

Interview by Assistant Secretary Feltman with Al Masree Al-Yom

Cairo, Egypt

Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

2012-01-07

Question: Tell me about your meetings here in Egypt. Assistant Secretary Feltman: I had a good series of meetings, joining our ambassador, Anne Patterson, for discussions with his Excellency the... Read More

Recent Violence in Bahrain

Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-01-07

The United States is deeply concerned by continuing incidents of violence in Bahrain between police and demonstrators. Officials from the United States Embassy in Manama met today with human rights... Read More

Statement by the President on the Celebration of Coptic Christmas

Washington, DC

President Barack Obama

2012-01-06

Michelle and I wish Coptic Orthodox Christians in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous Christmas. On this special day, we give thanks for the extraordinary... Read More

Year in Review: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Washington, DC

Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2012-01-05

In her keynote remarks at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in early November, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paused to reflect on the last 12 months: "What a year 2011... Read More

Statement by Embassy Hanoi on the Detention of Bui Thi Minh Hang

Hanoi, Vietnam

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

2012-01-05

The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned by reports that Bui Thi Minh Hang has been sentenced without trial to up to two years in a reeducation camp in Vietnam for... Read More

Statements to the Press by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman following his meeting at the Arab League

Cairo, Egypt

Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

2012-01-05

Question: Would you please brief us on the meeting. Assistant Secretary Feltman: I am delighted to be back at the headquarters of the League of Arab States. It was an... Read More

Statements to the Press by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman following his meeting with Egyptian FM Amr

Cairo, Egypt

Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

2012-01-05

Question: Would you please brief us on the meeting. Assistant Secretary Feltman: It is an honor for me to be back in Cairo, back in Egypt, and to join Ambassador... Read More

America in Front: Clinton's Human Rights Day Speech

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer

2012-01-03

The following op-ed appeared in The National Interest on January 3, 2012 Since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Human Rights Day speech in Geneva last month, some have publicly wondered—and... Read More

Statement by U.S. Embassy Suva on the Lifting of the Public Emergency Regulations in Fiji

Suva, Fiji

U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji

2012-01-03

The United States welcomes the recent announcement by the Government of Fiji that it will lift the Public Emergency Regulations (PER) on January 7th. In concert with our regional partners,... Read More

Passing of Kiro Gligorov

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-02

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kiro Gligorov, the first president of the independent Republic of Macedonia. He was a patriot and true statesman. His commitment... Read More

Haiti's Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-01

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 208th anniversary of your independence... Read More

Defense Secretary Panetta Urges Egyptian Military to Advance Democratic Process

Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service

2011-12-31

Expressing "deep concern" about raids earlier this week on non-governmental organizations operating in Egypt, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta emphasized to the leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed... Read More

Report Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

2011-12-30

The Fourth Periodic Report of the United States of America to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is now available. ... Read More

Presidential Proclamation - National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

President Barack Obama

2011-12-30

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation -- a document that reaffirmed... Read More

Op-Ed by Charge d’Affaires Sandrolini, "Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights"

Bridgetown, Barbados

Christopher Sandrolini, Charge d’Affaires

2011-12-30

On December 10, the world celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A remarkable milestone, the Declaration proclaims a simple and powerful idea:... Read More



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