DCSIMG

Latest News

Opening remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at NEC Lessons Learned Conference

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

2012-02-23

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today to help kickoff this extremely important conference. First let me start by congratulating the National Elections Commission and all its... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe at the Palais des Nations

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

2012-02-22

Ambassador Donahoe: Thank you all for coming. We really greatly appreciate the interest in the Human Rights Council’s work. What’s obvious is that as we meet today the international community... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Yemeni Presidential Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-21

On behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the people of Yemen on today's successful presidential election. This is another important step forward in their democratic transition process... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Arrest of Mazen Darwish and other NGO workers in Syria

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

2012-02-21

Seven months ago, I was proud to welcome the decision by the UN Economic and Social Council to grant special consultative status to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom... Read More

"Responsibility while Protecting"

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

2012-02-21

Thank you Minister Patriota. Thank you also to Special Adviser Luck and Ambassador Viotti for your efforts. We appreciate Brazil’s initiative and welcome this opportunity to discuss and advance our... Read More

Secretary Clinton in Los Cabos on U.S.-Mexico Relationship, Syria, Egypt

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-20

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. And let me begin by thanking our hosts. It was an absolute pleasure to be here, and I want to express my appreciation to President... Read More

FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Office of Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State

2012-02-18

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women have undergone this... Read More

Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Bosnia-Herzegovina

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

2012-02-18

I am delighted to be in Sarajevo, and especially pleased to be here so soon after the formation of the new Council of Ministers. Yesterday, I had a very productive... Read More

Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Kosovo

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

2012-02-18

I am very happy to be in Kosovo. I am also pleased that my visit follows so closely on the celebration of your Independence Day yesterday. I want to extend... Read More

The First Anniversary of Libya’s Revolution

Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

2012-02-17

The United States congratulates Chairman Jalil, Prime Minister al-Keeb, and all the people of Libya on the first anniversary of their historic revolution. Last February, few could imagine that the... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton And European Union High Representative Ashton After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton

2012-02-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning everyone. It’s always a pleasure to welcome my friend and colleague, the high representative of the European Union, here to Washington. We always have a... Read More

U.N. Ambassador Rice on First Anniversary of Libya's Revolution

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

2012-02-17

Today, Americans join with Libyans around the world in marking the one-year anniversary of their historic revolution. When Muammar Qadhafi chose to meet peaceful cries for liberty with military force,... Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Address on Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Benjamin Franklin Room, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-16

On February 16, 2012, Secretary Clinton delivered remarks commemorating the Ninth Anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Every government has an obligation to... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly at the OSCE on LGBT Legislation in Russia

The Permanent Council to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-16

We remain concerned by proposed local legislation in Russia that would severely restrict freedoms of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and indeed all Russians.... Read More

Ambassador Kelly’s Response to Belarus on Internet Freedom in U.S.

The Permanent Council to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-16

We wish to thank the distinguished Permanent Representative of Belarus for raising the issue of Internet freedom in the United States. Debate and exchange of views are important elements of... Read More

Briefing by Ambassador-at-Large Verveer on the Negative Effects of Female Genital Mutilation

The Washington Foreign Press Center, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-At-Large For Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Imam Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (Adams Center) and President of The Islamic Society of North America (Isna), and Molly Melching of The NGO Tostan

2012-02-16

AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Welcome to each and every one of you. We have gathered here this morning to discuss a very serious issue. It is one that touches many parts of... Read More

Camp Ashraf

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-16

The United States continues to pursue a peaceful, humane solution to the untenable situation at Camp Ashraf. The critical next step is the voluntary movement of the first group of... Read More

Sanctions on Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-16

Today the United States Government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran’s primary intelligence agency, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). MOIS was designated for its involvement in the... Read More

The UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria

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

2012-02-16

Today, the UN General Assembly sent a clear message to the people of Syria: the world is with you. An overwhelming majority of UN member states have backed the plan... Read More

United States Commits Support to the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force

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

2012-02-14

Officials from the United States and more than twenty countries will convene in Tunis, Tunisia on February 9-10 for the inaugural meeting of the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force. ... Read More



       173        


Disclaimer: The Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, of the U.S. Department of State manages this site as a portal for international human rights related information from the United States Government. External links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.