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Seminar on the Teaching of the Holocaust

Kaunas, Lithuania

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-06-17

Good afternoon! Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to have this opportunity to visit Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city and its former capital. As an American; as a Jew; as... Read More

Additional African Nations to Join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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

2011-06-16

Secretary Clinton Helps Secure Seven Additional African Nations to Join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves On the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit to Africa, seven... Read More

Businesses and Transnational Corporations Have a Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer

2011-06-16

The Human Rights Council adopted by consensus June 16, 2011 a ground-breaking resolution on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.  Expressing U.S. government support... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Sexual Violence in Libya, the Middle East and North Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-16

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of wide-scale rape in Libya. Since Eman al Obeidi bravely burst into a hotel in Tripoli on March 26 to reveal that... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Human Rights Council Statement on Human Rights Abuses in Syria

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-16

Yesterday at the Human Rights Council, the United States joined more than 50 other UN member states in issuing a forceful statement addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria,... Read More

Response to the Report by the Project Coordinator in Ukraine Ambassador L’ubomir Kopaj

United States Mission to the OSCE

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-06-16

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes back to the Permanent Council the Project Coordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Lubomir Kopaj. We thank you for your comprehensive report and... Read More

Response to the Report by Professor Emmanuel Decaux

United States Mission to the OSCE

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-06-16

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In addition to subscribing fully to the statement read on behalf of the 14 invoking states, I would like to add the following: We join in... Read More

Response to the Address by OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, Ambassador Knut Vollbaek

United States Mission to the OSCE

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-06-16

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We warmly welcome Ambassador Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and we thank him for his comprehensive report. The treatment of minorities is at the heart... Read More

FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to Cookstoves in Africa

U.S Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-16

In September 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower... Read More

Request for Proposals: Civic Participation in Cuba

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2011-06-16

Public Notice Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: To expand Cuban civic participation and strengthen independent civil society groups with a view to supporting the ability... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview with Kosovo Journalists

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2011-06-16

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Maybe before I take any questions, just to get a few basics out there. To start by saying how pleased I am to be back in Kosovo... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Press Availability Following the MOU Signing Ceremony With the Kosovo Prime Minister

Pristina, Kosovo

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2011-06-16

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Prime Minister thank you so much for those kind words and for this warm welcome. I’m really pleased to be back in Pristina. This is my fourth... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

U.S. Embassy Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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

2011-06-15

Click here for the PDF of the Arabic translation of Assistant Secretary Posner’s remarks on the human rights situation in Bahrain. Thank you all for coming. I have welcomed the... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer: Multilateral Cooperation Between The United States and Israel: Fighting Delegitimization, Moving Forward Together

Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, DC

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer

2011-06-15

(As prepared remarks) Good afternoon. I want to thank Rob Satloff and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for this invitation. It is truly a privilege to have this... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Press Statement Following the Delivery of a Joint Statement by Human Rights Council Members on the Situation in Syria

United States Mission to the United Nations, Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2011-06-15

Joint Statement» Just six weeks ago the Human Rights Council held a Special Session on the urgent human rights crisis emerging in Syria. At that session, the Council unequivocally condemned... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview With Bojan Brkic of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)

Belgrade, Serbia

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon with Bojan Brkic of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)

2011-06-15

QUESTION: Mr. Gordon, thank you for this interview. The first question I wanted to ask you is when Mr. Biden came to Belgrade, he said that his visit was intended... Read More

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

United States Mission to the United Nations, Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2011-06-15

Thank you, Mr. President. The United States is deeply concerned about violent repression of peaceful protests in some countries around the world. Governments must be held accountable for violation of... Read More

Under Secretary Otero's Remarks at Norwegian Women and Security Network

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero

2011-06-15

Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here at the Women in Security Network of the Peace Research Institute. This is an important time for organizations such as yours. The... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Repression in Iran and Syria

Repression Continues in Iran and Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-14

Two years ago this week, Iranian citizens went to the polls in the hopes of expressing their democratic rights. But the authorities in Tehran had no interest in the will... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Security and Humanitarian Situation in Southern Kordofan, Sudan

Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-06-14

The United States is deeply concerned by the rapid and significant deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in the Southern Kordofan state of Sudan. The Government of Sudan has... Read More



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